What are cochlear implants?

A cochlear implant is an electronic device that restores partial hearing to the deaf. It is surgically implanted in the inner ear and activated by a device worn outside the ear. Unlike a hearing aid, it does not make sound louder or clearer. Instead, the device bypasses damaged parts of the auditory system and directly stimulates the nerve of hearing, allowing individuals who are profoundly hearing impaired to receive sound.

How do cochlear implants work?
How is a child evaluated for implants?
How is the implant surgery performed?
What happens after the surgery?
What can I expect from implants?
Are implants FDA-approved?
How much do implants cost?

Posted by: on