What Is a Cochlear Implant?
Cochlear implants are hearing devices that are surgically placed under the skin behind your ear. There is an additional device that sits on or behind your ear, similar to a behind-the-ear hearing device, which picks up sound in your environment and communicates that to the implanted device under your skin.
Then, the implant stimulates the damaged areas of your inner ear that traditional hearing devices are unable to activate. This stimulation allows your hearing nerve to work as it was meant to work, therefore, giving your brain the ability to recognize environmental sounds and to understand speech clearly.
Of the patients who are recipients of cochlear implants, over 50% have shown to have an improved speech understanding and 100% have improvements in their quality of life.