Cochlear Implant Treatment
Cochlear implants are a great option for people who suffer from hearing loss. Discover what they are and how they work!
Cochlear implants are small electronic devices that are surgically implanted in the skull behind the ear. They convert sound into electrical signals that stimulate the auditory nerve. This helps restore partial hearing to those who suffer from severe to profound deafness.
What is a cochlear implant?
A cochlear implant is an electronic device that stimulates the auditory nerves by converting sounds into electrical impulses. It was developed in the 1960s as a treatment for people with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss.
Who needs one?
People with moderate to severe hearing loss often benefit from a cochlear implant. They provide a sense of sound and help them understand speech more easily. If you have been diagnosed with hearing loss, talk to your doctor about whether a cochlear implant might be right for you.
How does it work?
A cochlear implant consists of an external microphone, processor, and transmitter that sends electrical signals directly into the inner ear. These signals stimulate nerve cells in the auditory nerve, allowing the brain to interpret sounds as normal.
Is it right for me?
If you have been diagnosed with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss, then a cochlear implant may be right for you. You will need to undergo testing to determine whether you are eligible for a cochlear implant.
Where can I get one?
A cochlear implant is an electronic device that helps restore some sense of hearing to those who have lost it due to damage to the inner ear. It consists of two parts: a microphone and a receiver/stimulator. The microphone picks up sounds and converts them into electrical signals. These signals are sent through wires to the receiver/stimulator where they are converted back into sound waves. This process stimulates the auditory nerve, allowing the brain to interpret the signal as sound.