Should a deaf person get cochlear implants or should live without it?

Tough question. Much of the deaf community is against cochlear implants, possible because they feel they to not have a deficit needing correcting. It seems most people who get them receive dramatic benefit.

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Please tell me, could I get the cochlear implants if 100% deaf in both ears and don't usually wear hearing aids everyday?

Depends. If you had hearing when younger, or used hearing aids in the past, you may be good candidate to consider cochlear implant. See ENT doctor for further testing.

Docs, wanted to know if I can get the cochlear implants if 100% deaf in both ears and don't usually wear hearing aids everyday?

Cochlear Implants. You may be a candidate for cochlear implants. You would need to be evaluated by an implant center which would include hearing/speech evaluations. Additionally you would need to wear hearing aids for 3 months as part of the process. Medical evaluations would then be completed, including an MRI or CT of your ears.

Could cochlear implants cure deafness?

Yes. Cochlear implants do not cure deafness, they supply electrical energy to stimulate the nerve fibers of the cochlear nerve to give a patient their hearing. The implants are generally very successful and are indicated when there is total bilateral deafness.

How can meningitis affect deaf people with cochlear implants?

Depends. Shouldn't affect the device but they may choose to temporarily remove it to get rid of the infection.