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Preserving your residual hearing is important for two reasonsIt is a marker for gentle, atraumatic surgery that preserves delicate cochlear structures. Cochleas that are less damaged can better transmit the cochlear implant signal. It also means that the electrode is in the proper location inside the cochlea for optimal stimulation. All of this improves the final hearing outcome for all patients.
Some patients have significant low frequency residual hearing. Preserving hearing after surgery can be very benficial for these patients. These patients who can use a hearing aid and a cochlear implant in the SAME ear have much better speech perception and musical enjoyment.
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Dr. Ruffin was the first person in over 10 years to actually take the time to really listen to me. He took the time to figure out what’s actually going on without chalking it up to something simple and sending me on my way.
I really appreciated Chad's honesty with options, having surgery being a last result and most of all explaining everything in layman's terms. I couldn't be happier with my experience and really appreciate him getting to the bottom of my ear issue and making it feel better than it ever has!
Dr. Ruffin was incredibly knowledgeable, thorough and compassionate. He took the time to fully understand the issues and was able to provide immediate relief. Nothing short of a miracle here. Furthermore, the entire team was very kind and professional. One of the best medical experiences I have had!