Cochlear implant is a method suitable for patients with severe and profound hearing loss in both ears who cannot benefit from hearing aids in general. This application can be used in congenital or acquired severe or very advanced hearing loss. Thanks to these devices, which are surgically placed, it is possible for patients to perceive sounds even in cases with complete hearing loss.
What is a Cochlear Implant?
Cochlear implant, also called a bionic ear, is an electronic medical device suitable for individuals with severe or profound hearing loss. This device works on the principle of electrically stimulating the nerves in the inner ear. Cochlear implants generally consist of internal and external two parts, the processor and the microphone. These parts are placed behind the auricle, under the scalp. If necessary, these devices can be replaced.
Who Is Cochlear Implant Suitable For?
In general, it can be said that individuals with extensive inner ear damage, ineffective hearing aids, and intact inner ear nerves are suitable candidates for cochlear implants. The groups to which this method can be applied can be listed as follows:
People with severe, profound, or complete hearing loss
Children with congenital hearing loss
People whose hearing aids are insufficient after inner ear diseases
Adult individuals who subsequently suffer from hearing loss due to various diseases, accidents, and surgeries.
What is the Difference Between Cochlear Implant and Hearing Aids?
Hearing aids acoustically amplify the sounds in the environment and transmit these sounds to the ear with hearing loss. However, in cases where the hearing loss is very severe, these sounds cannot be perceived even if the sound is raised excessively. In this sense, hearing aids are insufficient in sound transmission in severe and very severe losses. In this case, the cochlear implant method can be used. If necessary, improvements are made by replacing the implants.
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