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Cochlear implants replace the function of damaged sensory hair cells inside the inner ear. Unlike hearing aids, which mostly make sounds louder, cochlear implants may further improve the clarity of sound and enhance your ability to understand conversations.
A cochlear implant system like the Cochlear™ Nucleus® system has two main components: the external sound processor and an internal implant which surgeons place under the skin and attach it to an electrode array that’s placed in the inner ear. Together, the sound processor and implant bypass the part of the ear that isn’t working, sending sound straight to the hearing nerve.
Example of some Cochlear implants include Kanso 2 Sound Processor, Nucleus 7 Sound Processor and Nucleus Profile Plus Implant with Slim Modiolar Electrode.
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