An effective treatment for hearing loss, cochlear implants replace the function of the damaged inner ear. Rather than amplify sounds like a hearing aid, they deliver sound signals to the brain so that you can hear as naturally as possible.
How do Cochlear Implants Work?
To hear normally, tiny hair cells in the cochlear send sound vibrations to the brain via the auditory nerve. When sensorineural hearing loss occurs, the tiny hair cells are damaged and cannot perform this function. A cochlear implant bypasses these cells and sends sound signals directly to the auditory nerve, restoring your ability to hear clearly.