Even hearing instruments, properly adjusted to the child’s personal needs, cannot always guarantee good hearing in all listening situations. At times, noise or room acoustics and even distance may severely affect hearing. FM systems are designed to overcome these problems by providing a clear and undistorted signal to the child’s ear.
When children are unable to benefit form hearing aids, cochlear implants are an option for parents who want their child to be able to hear better. This technological development helps children as young as 1 year of age with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss who receive little or no benefit from hearing instruments. The cochlear implant is a medical device, surgically implanted to bypass damaged parts of the inner ear.