The PRETORIA COCHLEAR IMPLANT UNIT (PCIU) is Pretoria’s first private hearing implant unit, associated with the University of Pretoria. The PCIU provides the full range of implant and hearing related services for children and adults.
The PCIU was established with the vision to offer a personal and professional hearing service.Read More
Knowledge about hearing loss is the first step to treating it. Learn more about hearing loss and its most common causes, impacts and treatments so you can make informed and confident decisions. The PCIU is Pretoria’s first private hearing implant unit. The PCIU provides the full range of implant and hearing related services for children and adults. The PCIU was established with the vision to offer a personal and professional hearing service. We strive to create an environment that revolves around the person. The PCIU team consists of compassionate and experienced professionals and staff that deliver personal service, and ongoing support to experience success with better hearing.Read More
There are several options that can be used to improve your hearing, depending on the condition of your hearing loss. There is the option to use hearing aids, and if that fails there are the surgical options which includes middle ear implants, bone-conduction implants and cochlear implants. Your ENT and audiologist will be able to help you decide which option will work the best for you. Contact us today so that we can help you find the best solution for your hearing loss!Contact Us
A cochlear implant is an electronic hearing device that was designed to bypass the damaged inner ear by electrically stimulating the hearing nerve. Unlike conventional hearing aids, a cochlear implant does not amplify sound, it replaces the functioning of the inner hair cells by stimulating the hearing nerve with electrical impulses.
A cochlear implant can provide useful hearing for severe to profoundly deaf children and adults. A cochlear implant offers the opportunity for a young deaf child to learn to communicate effectively through spoken language. For adults and older children with this degree of hearing loss, a cochlear implant offers improved access to speech and sound.
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