More information on Cochlear Implants

What is a Cochlear Implant?

A Cochlear Implant bypasses the damaged parts of the inner ear (cochlea) and delivers electrical impulses to the auditory nerve, which, in turn, sends information to the brain.

Who is a candidate for a Cochlear Implant?

A Cochlear Implant can help people who:
-    have moderate to profound hearing loss in both ears
-    have profound hearing loss in one ear with normal hearing in the other ear
-    who receive little or no benefits from hearing aids

How does a Cochlear Implant works?

Cochlear Implant Explained

External Component

  • A sound processor, worn behind the ear, captures the sound and turns it into detailed digital information.
  • The sound processor transmits the digital-coded sound through the coil on the outside to the implant.

Internal Component

  • The implant turns the digital-coded sound into electrical impulses, sending them along the electrode array in the cochlea.
  • The hearing nerve sends the impulses to the brain, where they are interpreted as sound.