Age Related Hearing Loss Surgery
A cochlear implant may be a option in some patients with severe deafness due to presbycusis.
Cochlear implants pick up sound through a tiny microphone attached near the ear. The implants send the sounds through a computer and back to a transmitter. The sounds are then delivered to the auditory nerve.
Cochlear implants are used in those with severe hearing loss, when hearing aids provide no benefit. Infants benefit most from a cochlear implant, because it may allow for normal development of speech.
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