What is a cochlear implant?

A cochlear implant is an electronic device designed to provide sound information directly to the hearing nerve. It is used when conventional hearing aids cannot give access to the full range of speech. The Nottingham Auditory Implant Programme works in close liaison with the manufacturers to provide the most up to date technology available.

A cochlear implant has two parts:

The sound processor - This is the external part. It is worn like a hearing aid

The implant - This is the internal part. It is permanent and is placed under the skin and inside the cochlea during surgery.

 

How does it work?       

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