What are cochlear implants?

Also known as: cochlear implant surgery.

Cochlear implants are a form of hearing aid that are surgically implanted in the skin behind the ear. The implants also have an external portion that picks up sound and transmits it to the inner portion. They provide a sense of sound to people with extreme hearing problems or deafness.

Reviewed by: Brian Ho, MD

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