When hearing aids aren’t enough
For those individuals with certain severities of hearing loss, traditional hearing aids may not be enough to achieve their best hearing potential. When this occurs, a cochlear implant may be recommended. At Lakeside Audiology, we have the knowledge and expertise to provide evaluation for cochlear implant candidacy and connect our patients to top CI surgeons from highly rated Medical Centers across the Carolinas.
Lakeside Audiology has been established as a Collaborative Programming Clinic for several major Cochlear Implant Centers in the Southeast region. Through these partnerships, we have established an excellent alternative for those desiring high-level CI follow-up care, that is connected to their implanting surgeon, but located closer to home.
Led by Drs. Cal Cunningham and Erin Blackburn, the Duke Cochlear Implant program has established a level of care that is second-to-none. With their multi-disciplinary approach, Duke Medical has found their place as a leading Cochlear Implant Center in the Raleigh-Durham region.
Th Greenville Cochlear Implant program emerged as an excellent option for those in the Midlands and Upstate region. Together with their Otolaryngologists, Drs. Nathan Alexander and Andrew Rampey, Physician Assistant, Kelly Hughes, and Audiologists, Drs. Susan Valenti and Courtney Russo, we are able to smoothly transition those patients who are no longer able to benefit from traditional hearing aid technology into cochlear implant technology.
A cochlear implant consists of two parts, an internal and external component.
The internal component is a small electrode that is implanted into the cochlea of the inner ear. Through this electrode, the auditory nerve can be stimulated directly, allowing access to sound that wasn’t previously possible.
The external component is called the speech processor. The processor is responsible for picking up sound through the microphone and transmitting that sound to the internal device.
Do you think you or a loved one are no longer benefiting from hearing aids?
A cochlear implant evaluation may be your next best step. To schedule an appointment with us or to learn more, contact us at 803-620-8250 or send an email to by filling out form below.
“I have two children with hearing loss and have worked with many audiologists over the years. Lakeside Audiology provides AMAZING care. Both Dr. Block and Dr Jensen are professional, caring and experts in the field of pediatric audiology. They are great with babies, young children and teenagers. Without hesitation I recommend this practice.”
“Lakeside Audiology has been so amazing for my little guy with hearing loss. We switched to Dr. Jensen after a not so great experience at another audiologist office. Our insurance doesn’t cover visits, but thankfully BabyNet works closely with Lakeside. We plan to stay with Lakeside, even if it’s not covered by the time he’s 3. Dr. Jensen has always been very supportive of each stage we have been through so far and the decisions we have made for our son. She has been more than helpful and encouraging through our journey and I trust her fully. I would highly recommend Lakeside Audiology to anyone..of any age! These ladies are just wonderful!”
“BEST place for the entire family for all of your hearing needs. My 3 year old daughter was seen by Dr. Kim Block and it was a fantastic experience. As a newer mother, the facility did a great job helping a nervous mother and daughter through the process of scheduling, the actual appointment, and explaining the results. It was such a easy and painless process. I highly recommend this friendly facility to care for your loved ones. In addition, to the great service, both audiologists are highly educated and trained, which you can TRUST. The brand new and clean facility has the highest quality equipment and clean toys for the children to play with. I can’t say enough great things about this place. This is a no-brainer, call and make an appointment today!”
“We switched to Lakeside after years at multiple audiologists for my two young children with hearing loss. There is no comparison! Dr. Jensen and Dr. Block are both so nurturing and kind, yet professional and knowledgeable. They go above and beyond to show my family the best care at every appointment.”
“I can’t even begin to say enough about Dr. Block. Our daughter has severe/profound bi-lateral sensorineural hearing loss and we have been to many audiology offices in the last 2 years. We couldn’t be happier to have finally landed in an office where our daughter is a person, friend and family member of this practice instead of another medical chart. Dr. Block is thorough, willing to listen and is amazing at what she does. So happy to have her in our lives as we continue down this hearing loss journey!”