A 40-year-old member asked:
What's the disadvantage of the cochlear implant?
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Dr. Bernstein Joelanswered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 62 years experience
Few: A cochlear implant is usually successful. The only disadvantage is during the procedure, the facial nerve may be injured. Another potential complication is injury to the balance mechanism causing vertigo. Despite these potential complications, a cochlear implant will restore hearing to a totally deafened ear.
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Dr. Jed Kwartleranswered
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Cochlear implant : For someone who meets the accepted candidacy criteria for an implant it is an excellent option to restore an ability to hear and communicate effectively. Risks of surgery are low. Some limitation in getting future MRI scans.
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Last updated Jun 15, 2015
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