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When Hearing Aids Are Not Enough: The Cochlear Implant Solution

by | Oct 20, 2023 | Cochlear Implants, Hearing Aids, Patient Resources

In the realm of hearing solutions, there comes a point where traditional hearing aids might not suffice anymore. But what happens when the advanced technology of hearing aids can’t combat the growing distortion of sounds?

Today, let’s delve into the transition from hearing aids to cochlear implants.

Understanding the Limitations of Hearing Aids

Hearing aids, as sophisticated as they might be, primarily amplify sounds. They are incredibly helpful for many people, but there comes a juncture where they might not be as effective.

This isn’t because the devices malfunction. It’s often due to the inner ear or cochlea introducing so much distortion that the brain struggles to interpret the incoming auditory information.

The Solution: Cochlear Implants


When faced with such challenges, the next step to consider is a cochlear implant. Unlike hearing aids, which amplify sound, cochlear implants bypass the damaged portions of the ear to directly stimulate the auditory nerve.

They convert sound waves to electrical impulses, providing a sense of sound to individuals who are profoundly deaf or hard of hearing.

These implants are surgically placed within the inner ear, interacting directly with the nerve endings responsible for transmitting auditory signals to the brain. Through electronic stimulation, the brain starts receiving clearer and more coherent auditory information.

A Real-Life Success Story


Several years ago, I met an individual who had not just one but two cochlear implants. His journey from wearing hearing aids to transitioning to cochlear implants offered profound insight.

As time passed, his hearing had deteriorated despite his use of hearing aids. Upon receiving his first cochlear implant, there was a notable improvement in his auditory experience. He was so impressed that he soon opted for the second one.

Today, his ability to understand and process sounds is remarkable, showcasing how the brain can adapt and thrive with the clarity provided by cochlear implants.

Our Client Successes


To highlight the impact of cochlear implants, I'd like to share a heartwarming story from our clinic. We've been privileged to guide many of our clients through the transition from hearing aids to cochlear implants.

One particular client, after grappling with the decreasing efficiency of his hearing aids, took the leap of faith to discuss the possibility of an implant.

Today, that same client boasts two cochlear implants. The transformation has not just been auditory but has significantly improved the quality of their life. They can now interact, communicate, and experience the world with newfound clarity and confidence.

Embrace the Transition


Hearing is an essential part of our life, influencing our interactions, emotions, and overall life experiences. As technology and medical procedures advance, there's a greater chance for those struggling with severe hearing impairments to reclaim the richness of auditory experiences.

If you or a loved one find that hearing aids are no longer providing the necessary clarity, it might be time to consider the life-changing potential of cochlear implants.

Visit Hearing Aid Source

At Hearing Aid Source, our primary goal is to guide and support you on your auditory journey.

Whether you’re looking for information on hearing aids or cochlear implants or you simply wish to discuss your hearing challenges, our team is here to assist.

Don’t let hearing challenges dim the vibrancy of life.

Reach out to us today and let’s embark on the path to better hearing together.

Visit our contact page or give us a call at (416) 463-4327.

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Edmond Ayvazyan HIS, EET

Edmond grew up in Toronto. As our hearing instrument specialist, Edmond describes his role as helping people have great conversations. However, he notes there are many other things he does during the day as well! He loves providing care and services that allow clients to live active lives. Edmond says his favourite thing about being part of the Hearing Aid Source team is not having to work under management that conflicts with his core values. During his time at the clinic, he has witnessed so many amazing success stories that it is difficult to pinpoint a particular one. Edmond describes himself as an introvert with extrovert tendencies. He likes solving problems and technical challenges. Outside of work, he loves spending time with his children. He has two daughters, and he enjoys watching them grow. Together, they are studying Karate, something Edmond is passionate about.

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