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Cochlear implants helping patients at GBMC

Posted: 5:19 PM, Oct 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-23 23:27:17-04
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BALTIMORE — In some cases, traditional hearing aids do work, for patients who are losing their hearing, but when they don't Cochlear Implants may be an option.

Cochlear Implant technology has advanced rapidly over the past several years. Wednesday morning, Good Morning Maryland's Christian Schaffer spoke with an audiologist from GBMC and a patient who has been helped by the implants.

It's an outpatient surgical procedure in which a device is installed near one or both ears. Robert Pullo is a retired executive who says he started to lose his hearing near the end of his career.

Cochlear Implants, continuing therapy and adjustments at GBMC brought it back.

"The don't change your hearing, they change your life," Pullo said. "This is a complete renewal of your presence and your capacity and your ability for communication, it's everything."