MED-EL Advanced Hearing Solutions

MED-EL is the global innovation leader in hearing loss solutions, helping restore hearing to more than 200,000 individuals in more than 120 countries worldwide. Recognizing that no hearing solutions are one-size-fits-all, MED-EL provides custom solutions for each individual.

The focus of MED-EL is on developing new methods of processing sound for their cochlear implants, evaluating speech reception, speech quality, and psychophysical stimulus, like loudness or pitch. Researchers also use highly sophisticated technology to test new algorithms and strategies that take advantage of the capabilities of the implanted components but are not yet possible on the current generation of our commercial devices.

Extensive research by MED-EL leads to the development of leading-edge hearing solutions to address the unique hearing challenges of every individual.

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MED-EL’s Implant Systems

Four hearing system implants, which include multiple configuration options, provide the most effective treatment for specific types of hearing loss, including:

Traditional Cochlear Implants
A traditional cochlear implant that bypasses damaged hair cells and sends electrical signals to the brain, where they are interpreted as sound. Includes a choice of an externally worn audio processor that detects sounds and sends them to the internal implant, which is placed just under the skin behind the ear.

Electric Acoustic Stimulation Implants
EAS implants use cochlear implant technology along with acoustic amplification. The microphones of the audio processor detect low-pitched sounds, which are amplified and then sent through the earmold to the ear canal. However, the high-pitched sounds are sent to the implant directly into the cochlea.

Bone Conduction Implants
These implants are inserted beneath the skin to transmit sound directly to the bones surrounding the inner ear but donot include an electrode into the cochlea. Processed sounds have a natural sound quality because sound vibrations are sent directly to the inner ear bypassing outer ear and middle ear issues.

Bone Conduction System
Often referred to as bone conduction hearing aids, MED-EL’s bone conduction system uses the latest generation sound processor that transmits sound signals to a non-implanted bone conduction device stuck to the skin behind your ear.

Cochlear implant system by MED-EL at Aim Hearing and Audiology

Audio Processor Features from MED-EL

Ensuring the best fit helps protect the delicate natural structures of the middle and inner ear, which translates into more natural sound quality and a better chance of benefiting from future hearing technology.

MED-EL offers a broad range of audio processors to fit each implant system. Processors feature modular designs and multiple wearing options and are designed to be compatible with previous implants, so everyone can enjoy the latest technology.

Common audio processor features include:

  • Microphone Directionality focuses your hearing by using two microphones.
  • Wind Noise Reduction minimizes continuous wind noise, making it easier to hear in outdoor settings.
  • Automatic Volume Control continuously monitors your environment and seamlessly adjusts volume levels to ensure every sound is heard clearly and comfortably.
  • Connectivity to stream sound from phones, tablets, TVs, and much more.
  • Control volume, mic sensitivity, program selection, and more from your smartphone.
  • Tracks your individual hearing stats and helps you find your processor if you misplace it.
  • Water-resistant casings.
  • Variety of color options.
  • Long-lasting rechargeable batteries.

Patient-Focused Hearing Care by Aim Hearing and Audiology Services

Electronic implants, like those produced by MED-EL, are among the advanced technology hearing solutions available to the hearing care professionals at Aim Hearing and Audiology Services in order to address your specialized hearing care needs, but no device will ever replace you as the primary focus of the hearing care we provide.

Using a comprehensive hearing assessment, our doctors are able to accurately identify your unique hearing challenges. We use the information we obtain to develop a custom hearing treatment plan and select the advanced technology hearing solution that meets your unique needs.

In addition to fitting you with some of the most advanced technology hearing solutions from brand name manufacturers, such as MED-EL, Cochlear Americas, Advanced Bionics, and Oticon Medical, our hearing care experts also provide ongoing support, maintenance, and repair services so you can enjoy better hearing and an active, independent lifestyle.

If you need more information about the advanced technology hearing solutions we have available, contact the most trusted hearing care professionals in Greensboro, NC by using the adjacent form.

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