Can Cochlear Implants Be A Tinnitus Cure?

Yes, the cochlear implant can be a Tinnitus Cure.

Tinnitus is the sensation of internal ringing, buzzing and hissing felt in the ear by the sufferer and generally distract the person performing a certain task.

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In order to deal with this disease, people need certain medication or procedures. Among these procedures, the cochlear implant is one of them.

In this procedure, an electronic device takes over the damaged hair cells of the cochlea i.e part of the inner ear to provide sound signals to the brain. This device has been useful to many tinnitus patients.

Though the primary objective of the cochlear implant is to assist people with hearing loss but can also effectively reduce or cure tinnitus.

The cochlear implant can be used to treat the symptoms of tinnitus and results have shown that there is an estimation of 90 percent of children and 80 percent of adults that have improved their hearing as well as cured tinnitus.

Some of the small children (0-3 yrs) receiving a cochlear implant have shown a remarkable achievement i.e 90-95 percent improvement in hearing.

Even though no standard treatment is currently available, the effect of cochlear implants on tinnitus in single-sided deafness (SSD) is under scientific attention.

Some studies even demonstrate complete tinnitus suppression after implantation. No tinnitus worsening is reported in any of the cases

How do Cochlear implants help in getting rid of tinnitus?

The scientists still don’t know what internal factors exactly cause tinnitus. The changes in the cochlea’s nerve activity caused by reduced auditory input may be the reason for tinnitus.

So it can be treated by increasing the auditory input and increasing neural activity. This is what the cochlear implant does. It sends sound information to the nerve cells in the cochlea.

We have seen that some patients have suffered rising tinnitus after their cochlear implant. Since it gradually decreases after the natural healing of the body takes place.

The results will slowly and steadily show the improvements. As it will take time to adjust your body natural stimuli to act accordingly with the device.

The tinnitus level seems to stabilize after 3-6 months after the first fitting.

Research studies

According to the various researches, Cochlear implants are not only designed to treat just tinnitus. It can provide relief to someone with both hearing loss and tinnitus. As receiving and using a cochlear implant can reduce or even eliminate their perceived tinnitus.

A study of 1976 studies has shown that, although cochlear implants might not be a 100% tinnitus cure. It can only help to suppress tinnitus.

According to the recent study from 2015, 28 cochlear implant recipients, of whom 13 reported tinnitus. Before receiving a cochlear implant, the 13 surveys had done. That report their tinnitus intensity at an average of 48.8 points, out of a total of 104, with more points indicating more tinnitus. After the study, the average score was only 1.75 points.

Conclusion

Yes, the cochlear implant has shown a remarkable improvement for those patients suffering from serious tinnitus as well as hearing loss.

Although the underlying mechanism responsible for the observation of tinnitus suppression is not yet clear. The cochlear implantation should be considered as a treatment option for tinnitus arising from SSD.

Hence, proper guidance should be obtained from the doctor and further the decision to have cochlear implant surgery is totally dependant on you.

You can purchase the latest hearing aids at a fair price through HearingSol, If you need more information or you have a query about Cochlear Implants, Tinnitus or Hearing Loss, just give us a call on +91-9899437202. We are always here to help you.

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