These devices are typically reserved for patients who have moderate to severe hearing loss in one or both ears, or for those who do not benefit from regular hearing aids. Patients who score 65% or less on interactive hearing tests, such as a sentence recognition test, may also benefit from a cochlear implant. Moreover, it’s important for patients to understand that cochlear implants cannot “restore” normal hearing. Instead, these implants pick up sounds from the environment and help patients better understand speech and interpret warning signals. The audiologists at AOC Physicians will work with patients to help them re-learn sound. Talk to an audiologist today to learn more about cochlear implants.