Have you or a loved one received a cochlear implant to help your hearing?
Opting for a cochlear implant for yourself or your child is a big decision. There are financial costs, recovery time, and speech therapy time to consider, as well as choosing the right manufacturer of the device itself.
And when the device – which was expected to work for at least 20 years fails – it is heart breaking. Not only do you have to spend the time and money for testing to see what went wrong, but also explant and re-implant surgeries followed by more recovery time and the loss of speech development and therapy time. Yes, most manufacturers will pay for the replacement device, but what else? Your time off of work spent driving to doctor appointments and staying at home with your child after surgery? The heartbreak of seeing your child scared, confused, or in pain from the implant failure? The added expense of additional speech therapy and schooling so your child doesn’t fall behind? And if they pay for any of this, is it really enough to cover the pain, suffering, fear, and inconvenience?
As consumer advocates we have a guide to help families affected by cochlear implant failures. You don’t have to go at this alone, let us help you find a way to heal and move forward.
Contact us at either 650-762-8545. You can also fill out the form below or email Stephanie@mypirl.com for more information!
*****A VITAL NOTE FROM THE PIRL TEAM: As we report on any medical product/medication case - NEVER STOP OR ALTER A MEDICAL PROGRAM OR COURSE OF MEDICATION WITHOUT CONSULTING YOUR(S) OR A PHYSICIAN.*****