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Cochlear Implants

A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted prosthesis that can restore some hearing to those with profound hearing loss or deafness.

Individuals who have inner ear hearing loss, called sensorineural, that cannot benefit from traditional hearing aids may be a candidate for implantation.

In normal hearing persons, the cochlea serves to transmit electrical sound signals to the hearing nerve.

In persons with sensorineural hearing loss, the cochlea is damaged. If the damage is extensive, implantation may be warranted.

These implants are not hearing aids, but similarly do not restore normal hearing. For many, only awareness of sound will be achieved.

Sound awareness can also be helpful for safety purposes, providing awareness of alarms, sirens, or other loud warning signals.

Talk to your hearing healthcare professional today if you think you, a friend, or loved one may be a candidate for cochlear implants.

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