Solution for all hearing problems
Hearing problems have been associated with poor quality of life, cognitive decline and an important source of frustration. In 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) released new estimates on the magnitude of disabling hearing loss: over 5% of the world’s population, 360 million people, has disabling hearing loss, ranking it as a top priority in health care. Their number increases because of an aging population and a raised awareness of hearing with two ears, certainly for communication.
In Leuven, a full coverage of hearing rehabilitation ranging from hearing aids over acoustic hearing implants to cochlear implants is currently provided to the patients. Already in 1993, the University Hospitals Leuven have successfully started a cochlear implant programme; implanting multichannel electrical cochlear implants both in young children and in adults. Since then, a rapidly growing number of people has received a cochlear implant, offering a detailed representation of sounds for the hard-of-hearing and the deaf.