Auditory Implants

Hearing loss can have a big impact on your physical, social and mental quality of life. Auditory implants can help make a difference.

Hearing loss can have a big impact on your physical, social and mental quality of life. Auditory implants can help make a difference.

Hearing loss can have a big impact on your physical, social and mental quality of life. Auditory implants can help make a difference.

If you have significant hearing loss and haven't benefited from a traditional hearing aid, Rush auditory implant specialists may be able to help. Led by program co-directors Elias Michaelides, MD, and R. Mark Wiet, MD, our team of experienced, compassionate neurotologistsaudiologists, physician assistants and nurses will do everything possible to improve your ability to communicate by tailoring treatment to your needs — including recommending the appropriate device for you based on our decades of expertise evaluating and treating hearing loss.

Types of Auditory Implants

Hearing aids are often the best option for people with hearing loss, but occasionally they no longer help.

If you have severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss, you may benefit from cochlear implants.

If you have single-sided deafness, mixed hearing loss or conductive hearing loss, you may benefit from auditory osseointegrated implants, or bone-anchored hearing aids (BAHA).

When to Seek Help

If you have hearing loss and are considering a surgically implanted device, we encourage you to schedule a comprehensive evaluation with our team before making your decision.

Auditory Implant Providers at Rush

Rush specialists treat auditory implants in downtown Chicago.

Meet our auditory implant care providers
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Rush Excellence in Auditory Implants

  • An experienced team: Our team of experienced, compassionate neurotologists, audiologists, physician assistants and nurses will do everything possible to improve your ability to communicate by tailoring treatment to your needs — including recommending the appropriate device for you based on our decades of expertise evaluating and treating hearing loss.
  • The latest hearing devices: At Rush, we partner with the device manufacturers so we can offer our patients the most advanced options.
  • A supportive environment: Our knowledgeable staff is here to support you and your family every step of the way, from answering questions to addressing insurance issues. We care about your comfort and want you to have the best possible experience.
  • Pediatric cochlear implants: The Rush team also specializes in pediatric cochlear implants and other devices, recognizing the unique and important needs of children struggling with hearing loss.

Patient Stories

How cochlear implants can help improve hearing when other hearing aids no longer prove effective.

Better Hearing With Cochlear Implants

How cochlear implants can help improve hearing when other hearing aids no longer prove effective.
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After getting my cochlear implant, I really got my confidence back. I started to go out and go clubbing, because I love dancing so much. I feel like I finally have myself back.
Testimonials

After getting my cochlear implant, I really got my confidence back. I started to go out and go clubbing, because I love dancing so much. I feel like I finally have myself back.

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