Common Questions about Cochlear Implants

There are often a myriad of questions facing you when you are considering a cochlear implant, waiting to have one or even after you have had one. You may want to hear from others who have had an implant or from the health professionals who support you on this journey.

Below is a library of videos where we answer some of those questions for you. We would also like to hear from you with suggestions of questions you would like answered.

You can email the team here at: hello@pindrop.org.nz

Thanks for checking out our videos and we hope they help answer some of your questions.


 

Lance, CI User:

Why the long wait for a cochlear implant given their life changing benefits?

Lance, CI User:

Is a cochlear implant cost effective?

Lance, CI User:

What is the impact of severe hearing loss?

Caroline, Audiologist:

What is the impact of severe hearing loss?

Caroline, Audiologist:

What is the ideal wait time for a Cochlear Implant?

Caroline, Audiologist:

What are the benefits of cochlear implants?

Caroline, Audiologist:

Why do we need more funding?

Rebecca, ENT Surgeon:

Does a cochlear implant work and is it worth it?

Rebecca, ENT Surgeon:

Why do we need more funding?

Rebecca, ENT Surgeon:

Why does your job make you sad?

Rebecca, ENT Surgeon:

Why don’t people learn to sign?

Suzanne, Researcher:

What’s it like to live in a hearing world when you’re losing your hearing?

Nikki, CI User:

How has hearing loss impacted your life?

Nikki, CI User:

What can you do now that you could not do before you had a cochlear implant?

Josie, CI User:

How has hearing loss impacted your life?

Josie, CI User:

What can you do now that you could not do before you had a cochlear implant?

Lyn, CI User:

How has hearing loss impacted your life

Roanna, Audiologist, CI User:

What life is like as a bi-lateral cochlear implant user?

Bill baber, ENT Surgeon

How does an implant change people lives?

Bill baber, ENT Surgeon

Whats the impact for waiting on a waiting list for a long time?

Andy, CI User:

What would you like to say to those who treat you differently because you can’t hear?

Cameron, CI User:

What would you like to say to those who treat you differently because you can’t hear?