Both the technology incorporated in cochlear implants and air conducting hearing aids continue to significantly improve.

One of the latest developments surrounds cochlear implant developers partnering with hearing aid companies to improve integration between a cochlear implant and a hearing aid, and thus improve overall hearing.

This will also further increase the importance of integrated audiologic care, where a patients audiologist will continue the audiologic rehabilitation in the circumstance where a standard hearing aid is no longer providing appropriate hearing. This will change the model away from a traditional cochlear implant centre, allowing more personalised and integrated care.

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