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What are disadvantages of cochlear implants?

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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Few

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.

In brief: Few

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.
Dr. Neil Giddings
Dr. Neil Giddings
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Dr. Austin Mackens
I completely agree. My daughter had cochlear implants placed early in life. She was born with a congenital infection that caused profound hearing loss. She has done fantastic with her implants and it allows her to be able to communicate with her peers at school much more easily. She has had a few complications but overall advantages definitely outweigh the disadvantages. God Bless
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