If you're very hard of hearing or deaf, a cochlear implant may help you get back the sounds you miss.
It isn't a hearing aid, which makes sounds louder. It’s a small device that a doctor puts in your ear through surgery. It sends impulses directly to your auditory nerve, which carries sound signals to your brain.
The implant doesn't make you hear normally again, but it can help you with sounds. Most people with severe to profound hearing loss can understand speech in person or over the phone better than they did with a hearing aid. It can usually help you know sounds around you, including telephones, doorbells, and alarms. Many people also can pick up on speech in noisy places better than they did with hearing aids, or even enjoy music again.
COCHLEAR IMPLANT DONATIONS
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Who are our cochlear buddies donors?
Anyone who wishes to promote equal opportunities and a higher quality of life for people experiencing hearing loss.
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What are the advantages of a cochlear implant?
It can be life-changing if you have a serious hearing problem. But the results aren't the same for everyone. Some people benefit more than others. Some of the pros:
- You may be able to hear speech at a nearly normal level.
- You may be able to understand speech without lip reading.
- It’s easier to talk on the phone and hear the TV.
- You may be able to hear music better than before.
- You can pick up on different types of sounds, including soft, medium, and loud ones.
- You can better control your own voice so that it’s easier for others to understand you.
Paying for Cochlear Implants Via Health Insurance
FDA-approved cochlear implants are now a recognized medical treatment. This means that most insurance companies do pay for them. Review your family’s health insurance policy to determine whether it will cover the surgery, the device, and the post-operative costs. When in doubt, contact your insurance company and request that they send you a notice that states whether the surgery and all other costs will be covered, whether a deductible applies, and whether there will be a co-payment. Always get this information in writing.
If your healthcare plan denies CI coverage, but you believe that your policy does cover CI, ask the insurance company to provide you with a written denial. If any language in the denial notice is unclear, ask for clarification. Follow your insurance company’s procedures for appealing the denial. Address any points brought up in the denial notice. Ask the hospital or cochlear implant center for help appealing the denial. You might also reach out to advocacy groups for assistance.
Medicare & Medicaid
Medicare also covers CI, and your disabled child might be eligible for Medicare. Medicaid coverage differs from state to state. Your state’s Medicaid program representative can tell you if coverage is an option. Your child’s audiologist or cochlear implant center should also have this information.
If health coverage is not available for your child’s cochlear implant surgery, reach out to a charitable organization. There are a surprisingly large number of organizations that help families with Deaf children pay for cochlear implants. Your cochlear implant center should be able to help you locate a local or national organization, or you can contact the groups on the list below.
You might have access to a state-specific organization like Alabama’s Cochlear Implant Program. This program is administered by the Department of Human Services. It provides funding for uninsured families. It also assists families who are underinsured, or those who struggle to pay the deductible or co-payment.
The Colorado Neurological Institute in Englewood, Colorado, also offers assistance. While they do not cover the full cost of cochlear implants, if your child is accepted into the program, they will lower the costs significantly.
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