Hearing loss is a surprisingly common issue for children across Africa. Hearing loss can have many different causes. This includes meningitis, ear infections, and other illnesses.
It can be hard to recognize signs of hearing loss. If you are worried that your child has hearing loss, it’s important to get a professional hearing test as soon as possible. A hearing test can show what hearing solution is right for your child.
We believe everyone should be able to enjoy a life filled with sound. If your child has serious hearing loss, don’t lose hope. There are very effective treatment options, even for children who are completely unable to hear. Around the world, hundreds of thousands of children are hearing thanks to a cochlear implant. Children with cochlear implants can hear and talk and do well in school. They can play sports, enjoy music, and hear the sounds of life.
A cochlear implant is an advanced medical technology. It’s different than a hearing aid, so it can treat even the most serious hearing loss. A cochlear implant connects directly to your child’s natural hearing system from the inside. This allows it to work around the parts of the ear that don’t work naturally.
A small audio processor with a microphone that is worn behind your child’s ear.
An implant that is placed under the skin and connected to the inner ear.
The audio processor detects sounds and sends signals to the implant. The implant uses special technology to create sounds in a way that your child can hear.
Discover more testimonials on our MED-EL YouTube channel.
Sahib was born with hearing loss. With his cochlear implants, he loves playing with his family and friends.
Falisha, from Indonesia, shows us how well she can communicate with friends and family—even in different languages!
We understand that hearing loss can be very difficult for the whole family. We’re here to support you on this journey.
With hearing loss, early treatment is important for success. If you think your child might have hearing loss, you should get a professional hearing test as soon as possible.
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