Am I A Candidate?
Do you or someone you know wear hearing aids? Do you:
- have difficulty with feedback or squealing from your current hearing aids?
- find the sound quality of your hearing aids unnatural or distorted?
- feel like your ear canal is plugged or own voice sounds like you’re in a barrel?
- have difficulty hearing people talking in noisy situations such as restaurants, meetings, family gatherings, etc.?
- frequently ask people to repeat themselves?
- find yourself smiling and nodding at people because you can't hear what they are saying?
If you do and/or are dissatisfied with your hearing aids, you may be a candidate for a MAXUM implant.
Your physician or audiologist/hearing instrument specialist will perform several audiometric tests and a medical examination to determine whether you are a candidate for the MAXUM System.
General Candidacy Requirements
MAXUM is indicated for use in adults, 18 years of age or older, who have a moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss and desire an alternative to an acoustic hearing aid. Prior to receiving the device, it is recommended that an individual have experience with appropriately fit hearing aids.
MAXUM may not be appropriate for people who have conductive or neural hearing loss, active middle ear infections or tympanic membrane (eardrum) perforations associated with recurrent middle ear infections. Also, for people with disabling tinnitus (ringing in the ear), a MAXUM implant may not be appropriate.