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Hearing Aids vs. Hearing Implants: When Hearing Aids Are No Longer Enough
With the introduction of digital technology and advanced signal processing, most cases of hearing loss can be rehabilitated with the use of hearing aids.
Nevertheless, to benefit from the use of hearing aids, a user’s ears must still retain some residual hearing to process the amplified sound, as well as a minimum dynamic range of 30 to 40 dB to process speech information.
As a result, patients with profound hearing impairment, single-sided deafness and chronic ear infections may find hearing aids inadequate. These patients will likely see more benefits from hearing implants.