Cochlear implant

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A cochlear implant is an electronic device that helps your child hear better. Learn what is involved in cochlear implant surgery.

Key points

  • A cochlear implant is an electronic hearing device to help your child hear better.
  • The external part is worn like a hearing aid on the outside of the ear. This part of the implant picks up the sound
  • The internal part of the implant has electrodes that transmit (send) sound to the nerve that lets your child hear.
  • Your child will sleep through the operation and will not feel any pain.
Last updated: November 6th 2009