Cochlear Implants FAQ

“Now I wake up each morning to the sound of birds”

A cochlear implant is a small, complex electronic device that can help to provide a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard-of-hearing. The implant consists of an external portion that sits behind the ear and a second portion that is surgically placed under the skin. An implant has the following parts:

  • A microphone, which picks up sound from the environment
  • A speech processor, which selects and arranges sounds picked up by the microphone
  • A transmitter and receiver/stimulator, which receive signals from the speech processor and convert them into electric impulses
  • An electrode array, which is a group of electrodes that collects the impulses from the stimulator and sends them to different regions of the auditory nerve

We hope the following FAQ gives you a better understanding of this powerful little device.

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