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Cochlear Implant


Now get specialized and expert Cochlear Implant in your city

  • 1 h
  • Opposite GD Goenka Public School

Service Description

A cochlear implant is an electronic device that partially restores hearing. It can be an option for people who have severe hearing loss from inner-ear damage who are no longer helped by using hearing aids. They have an external sound processor and internal parts including an electronics package with an electrode array. The external processor takes in sound, analyses it and then converts it to signals which are transmitted across the skin to an internal receiver-stimulator, which sends the signals along the electrode array into a part of the inner ear called the cochlea. The signal is then sent to the brain along the hearing nerve as normal. Before a cochlear implant is recommended, you will be assessed to find out whether it will help improve your hearing. If a cochlear implant is recommended, it will be inserted into your ear (or both ears) during an operation and will be switched on three weeks later. An implant does not restore normal hearing. Instead, it can give a person a useful representation of sounds in the environment and help him or her to understand speech. Adults and children who are as young as six to 12 months old can benefit from cochlear implants. People who have cochlear implants report improved: Ability to hear speech without needing visual cues such as reading lips Recognition of normal, everyday environmental sounds Ability to listen in a noisy environment Ability to find where sounds are coming from Ability to hear television programs, music and telephone conversations


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