A cochlear implant is a small device that is placed in your ear through surgery. It works by sending impulses directly to your auditory nerve, which carries signals to your brain.
A hearing aid is a small electronic device that you wear in or behind your ear. It makes some sounds louder so that a person with hearing loss can listen, communicate, and participate more fully in daily activities. A hearing aid can help people hear more in both quiet and noisy situations.
An audiologist is a healthcare professional specializing diagnosing, treating and monitoring disorders of the auditory and vestibular system portions of the ear. Audiologists are trained to diagnose, manage and/or treat hearing or balance problems. They dispense hearing aids.
Speech and language therapists (SLTs) work with children who have various levels of speech, language and communication problems, and with those who have swallowing, drinking or eating difficulties.
Other equipment needed through the hearing journey are docking/charging stations, batteries, and much more.