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Cochlear Implant Tips
Improve your hearing success after cochlear implantation surgery with these tips from the Johns Hopkins Listening Center.
- Contact your cochlear implant manufacturer as soon as an equipment problem occurs. They can help troubleshoot and replace necessary equipment immediately.
- Check your magnet site regularly. Healthy skin is a must for continued cochlear implant use.
- Reduce the magnet strength if it is applied too tightly or if the skin is red or irritated.
- Having an additional surgery? Notify The Listening Center or your implant manufacturer about ways to keep your device safe during surgery.
- CT Scans and X-Rays are safe, but contact your surgeon if you are prescribed an MRI.
- Always take your backup equipment on vacation.
- Use a dry aid kit every night to eliminate any moisture absorbed by your sound processor throughout the day.
- Follow your implant company on social media for any updates about your equipment.
- Cochlear implant manufacturers have support groups for recipients and their families.
- Ask your audiologist about finding your local hearing loss association.
Find tips for being a caregiver to a cochlear implant recipient.
Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about cochlear implants.
Meet some other patients who have received a cochlear implant at the Johns Hopkins Listening Center.
Four of Tracy and Josh Huegel's five children were either born deaf or became deaf as a baby. Meet the family who received the gift of hearing at the Johns Hopkins Listening Center.
Meet Carol Rudy, a grandmother who got a new lease on life when she received a cochlear implantation at the age of 72.