The importance of rehabilitation
To get the best results from your cochlear implant, speech therapy rehabilitation is highly important. Its duration depends on your type of hearing loss, age and motivation. During this period, additional support is available in the form of tools and games that can help you on the path to hearing.
On average for an adult with post-lingual hearing loss, rehabilitation lasts between six months and a year. Sometimes more extensive speech therapy is required, especially if you have not been able to hear for a long period.
Children with post-lingual hearing loss (for example, following meningitis) who received an implant quickly following the hearing loss often achieve fast results. However, children with pre-lingual hearing loss who received the implant at a young age may take many years to master language skills and speech understanding. Older children who have had pre-lingual hearing loss for many years generally feel more confident and are able to understand speech quicker with rehabilitation sessions. However, this can still take years and they may still need to use lip-reading in some situations.
Useful materials and links
This interactive game has been designed to develop your hearing capabilities. It works with sound detection, discrimination and identification and is available in a version for adults and for children.
It can also be downloaded as an App in Itunes and in Google Play.
(Available in French, English, German, Spanish and Portuguese (BR))
Clinical support tools
For the best possible experience
Find out how cochlear implants have influenced people's lives by reading their stories and watching video testimonials.