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What is a cochlear implant or bionic ear?

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Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Hearing device

A cochlear implant, or bionic ear, is a surgically implantable device that helps the cochlea to transmit sound to the cochlear nerve in severe to profoundly deaf individuals who have failed a trial of traditional amplification methods such as hearing aids.

In brief: Hearing device

A cochlear implant, or bionic ear, is a surgically implantable device that helps the cochlea to transmit sound to the cochlear nerve in severe to profoundly deaf individuals who have failed a trial of traditional amplification methods such as hearing aids.
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