Hearing Services of Santa Barbara Joins Cochlear Provider Network
Hearing Services of Santa Barbara is excited to announce that we are now a part of the Cochlear Provider Network (CPN). This new partnership will allow us to expand our services to include cochlear implants and further serve our surrounding communities with the highest level of technology.
CPN is a network of audiologists and ear surgeons who work together to raise awareness on implantable hearing loss treatment options and provide patients with access to premier hearing care.
A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted device that helps provide a sense of sound to people with moderately severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss. A cochlear implant evaluation is recommended when communication becomes difficult and hearing aid technology can no longer solve the problem. Cochlear implants offer some of the most advanced hearing technology on the market. Although they are not the right fit for every patient with hearing loss, thousands of people experience great benefits from the use of a cochlear implant.
Unlike hearing aids, most hearing implants are covered for Medicare beneficiaries who meet CMS criteria for coverage. They are also covered by many insurance plans and for some Medicaid beneficiaries.
Our cochlear implant services will be run by our audiologist Sarah Beatty, Au.D. Dr. Beatty is excited to share her professional experience in cochlear implants with the central coast. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Washington State University. Following her undergraduate degree, she relocated to the southwest to complete her Doctor of Audiology at the University of Arizona. Dr. Beatty completed her fourth year externship at the House Institute in Los Angeles, where she worked with the three major cochlear implant manufacturers. She has experience with cochlear implant candidacy evaluations, mapping and follow-up care.
We are excited to add cochlear implants to our offered services and, as always, are excited to help patients feel confident in their hearing again.
For more information on cochlear implants, please give us a call at (805) 967-4200.