Cochlear implantation is a surgical treatment for people with severe-to-profound hearing loss
Cochlear implants are electronic devices with three principal elements, a battery operated external speech processor that converts sound waves into digital signals, a magnetically attached connector that transmits the signals to the implant, and an internal implant surgically placed under the skin on the skull and linked by a wire array to the hearing nerve.
A cochlear implant is an electronic medical device to perceive sounds and understand speech by people with moderate to profound hearing loss aused by permanent inner-ear damage.
Implantation is done in children and adults who are not sufficiently helped by hearing aids.
Impact of hearing loss in children and adults.
Children with impaired hearing can experience difficulty in learning to talk and progresing in school. Similerly, adults in adults, it can lead to loneliness, stress, depression and reduced job performance.