Childhood is a time for magical moments and playful discovery. And you want to make sure your child can actively participate in it all. Even if your child has severe or profound hearing loss, cochlear implants can help them fully enjoy the pleasures of these early precious years of life.
For over 25 years, Advanced Bionics has been developing leading hearing innovations. In partnership with Phonak, one of the world's leading providers of hearing solutions we have created the most innovative and restorative hearing technology. And we firmly believe that better technology means better hearing—and better hearing leads to better living.
By improving your child’s hearing, you are giving them the opportunity to make powerful connections with your family, friends, and the world around them.
As parents of a child with hearing loss, you may have many questions and concerns about what the future will bring. Millions of families around the world, just like you, are coming to terms with the fact that their child will need help hearing.
Your journey starts with gathering information and understanding what lies ahead for you and your child. Knowing the right questions to ask will ensure you, along with your team of hearing health care professionals, will make the best decisions possible to ensure your child’s hearing allows them to make powerful connections with you, your family, and friends.
Know that your child’s hearing loss is manageable and they can live a rewarding, sound-filled life. Throughout your journey, we’ll be here whenever you need us—even as your child grows into adulthood—providing the best care and most advanced hearing technologies that suit your family’s specific needs.
The human ear has an amazing ability to process sound, but children, especially young children, hear differently than adults. They lack the language and life experiences that adults have to help them understand what they are hearing.
Hearing plays an essential role in key areas of a child’s development: speech, language, knowledge, social skills, and emotional well-being. For this reason, hearing loss means a child losses the ability to capture and process the details of sounds needed to fully engage and interact with the world around them through spoken language and sound. If left untreated, hearing loss may cause academic underachievement, challenges in the development of social behavior, and emotional problems.
Did you know?
Children learn language quickly, adding up to 20 new words a day to their vocabulary between ages two to six.1
Anglin JM, Miller GA. (2000) Vocabulary Development: A Morphological Analysis. Wiley-Blackwell. p.131–132, 136.