Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Old Age 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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Last Updated: Jul 7, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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