Although hearing aids can help many people with hearing loss, they may not be the best option for everyone. Cochlear implantation is a treatment option for severe to profound hearing loss when hearing aids cannot help. This is a surgical procedure where an electrode array is implanted into the hearing organ (the cochlea) to bypass the damaged portion of the ear. The cochlear implant processes sound and stimulates the hearing nerve directly. One of our specially trained audiologists would then work with you to program the device to achieve the proper amount of stimulation in order to maximize your ability to hear. Aural rehabilitation is vital to learn how to process sound and effectively communicate using your implant.