Cochlear implants are designed to mimic the function of a healthy inner ear or cochlea. They replace the function of damaged sensory hair cells inside the cochlea to help provide clearer sound than what hearing aids can provide. Unfortunately, damaged or missing sensory hair cells do not regenerate, so this type of hearing loss doesn’t improve without treatment.
There are two primary components of the Cochlear™ Nucleus® System: the external sound processor and the implant that is surgically placed underneath the skin attached to the electrode array that is inserted in the cochlea.
We offer a choice of sound processor wearing options.
Dr. Backous has been a world leader in cochlear implant development and care delivery since 1997. He travels globally sharing research outcomes, providing educational forums, teaching labs, and surgical instruction with the goal of improving the quality of care for people with hearing loss who choose to communicate with hearing and spoken language. His current passion is building a program to serve patients in the Northwest of all ages at locations closer to home for their audiology care while providing continued access to expert surgical care at sites in Seattle and Puyallup. He teaches CI program efficiency in the Institute for Cochlear Implant Training (ICIT).
7320 216th St SW
Edmonds, WA 98026425-673-3750 Directions
76th Professional Commons
21911 76th Ave W
Edmonds, WA 98026
Swedish Mill Creek Medical Center
13020 Meridian Ave S, 2nd Floor
Everett, WA 98208
Ear Nose Throat & Allergy Associates
104 27th Ave SE
Puyallup, WA 98374
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First Hill Medical Building
515 Minor Ave (on the corner of Minor & James)
Seattle, WA 98104Directions