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Basic Information on Cochlear Implants

This section begins with an overview of how the normal hearing ear processes sound and outlines the various types and degrees of hearing loss. Basic information about cochlear implants is provided in this section, including an illustration of how a cochlear implant works, how cochlear implants differ from hearing aids, who is a candidate, what the differences are between device manufacturers, and answers to frequently asked questions.

  • ​The Normal Ear
  • The Impaired Ear
  • How a Cochlear Implant Works
  • How a Cochlear Implant Differs from a Hearing Aid
  • Cochlear Implant Candidacy
  • Cochlear Implant Device Types
  • Frequently Asked Questions