Why choose Mayo Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Staff


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Learning to Hear Again

There are certain sounds that Scott Malmstrom had never known. He was born with hearing impairment, and it gradually got worse throughout his life. By fourth grade, he began experimenting with hearing aids. Over time, he became what he calls a “professional lip reader.” Hearing aids didn’t help much with the type of hearing loss [...]

  • Skilled teams. Each Mayo Clinic location has a specialized team for evaluating, treating and rehabilitating hearing loss. These teams include ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists, audiologists, and speech-language pathologists.
  • Experience. Each year, Mayo Clinic cochlear implant teams implant more than 150 Food and Drug Administration-approved cochlear implant systems in adults and children.
  • Long-term support. Mayo Clinic providers are committed to the long-term support of people who receive cochlear implant, from the initial fitting and programming of the devices, through rehabilitation, to ongoing management of device performance.
  • Continuous improvement. Mayo researchers are continually trying to improve cochlear implant technology and care, with a special focus on hybrid devices that blend hearing aid and cochlear implant technologies.

Mayo Clinic: Answers you can trust

At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.

Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.

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Related videos

ENT surgeon Colin L. Driscoll, M.D., discusses Mayo Clinic's minimally invasive approach to cochlear implants.

Audiologist Sarah R. Holbert, Au.D., C.C.C.A. describes cochlear implants at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona.

A man shares his story of dealing with hearing loss and experiencing what it's like to hear again after going through the cochlear implant process. Learn more.

A mother and her son describe their cochlear implant experience at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota.

March 19, 2015