FAQ's Cochlear Implants
A Cochlear Implant is a device that bypasses damaged hair cells in the cochlea of inner ear that prevent sound from reaching the hearing nerve by providing electrical stimulation directly to the auditory nerve.
U.S. FDA approved Cochlear Implant devices first for adults in 1985 and for children in 1990.
No, a Cochlear Implant does not restore normal hearing but it comes to near normal. Cochlear Implant is a communication tool but not a “cure” for deafness.