Cochlear implantation provides hearing to deafened individuals, and patients are able to hear their friends, family, and the world around them. Dr. Kato is the valley’s only cochlear implant surgeon, and has already changed the lives of many profoundly deaf and hard of hearing individuals. She will perform the first bilateral, simultaneous implant in May, at Eisenhower Medical Center.
Severe to profound hearing loss can be a severe handicap for many individuals. Losing touch with our friends and loved ones is a serious impairment. Surgical solutions, such as cochlear implants and others can greatly improve one’s ability to hear and quality of life.