- It's not a hearing aid
- While hearing aids amplify sound, cochlear implants bypass the damaged part of the ear and use electrical stimulation to enable you to hear. Using a highly advanced system of microphones and sound processors, it’s the only technology that’s capable of functionally restoring one of the five senses.
- It's a life-long solution
- It’s not brain surgery, it's a routine outpatient surgical procedure in which a small incision is made behind the ear to place the implant. You’ll likely be able to go home later that same day.
- It’s suitable for any age
- Cochlear implants can be used by people of all ages, from 12 months and older.
Cochlear Implants and Hearing Loss
In order to understand hearing loss, it is important to understand how each part of the ear works.