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What are the pros and the cons of getting a cochlear implant?

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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Many pros, few cons: Pros. Hear better Cons. Cannot have an MRI scan easily with a cochlear implant. You may have to hear things that you don't want to hear. The advantages so far outway the disadvantages. There is almost no reason not to implant in a child or adult that qualifies for this technology.
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