What is a Cochlear Implant?

A cochlear implant is a device for people with severe-profound hearing loss in both ears.  It is surgically inserted in the inner ear.  While a hearing aid amplifies sound to make it more audible to the damaged portion of the ear, a cochlear implant directly stimulates the auditory nerve, bypassing the damaged portion of the ear.

How do Cochlear Implants Work?

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