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WHy do some people get hearing aids while others get Cochlear implants?

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Dr. Austin Mackens
Family Medicine

In brief: Different organs

Cochlear implants are used when the cochlea (conch shell looking organ) is dysfunctional.
This places a wire with electrodes into the cochlea that artificially stimulates the cochlea and then the auditory nerve. A hearing aid works by amplifying sound but the patient much have functioning middle and inner ear. God bless.

In brief: Different organs

Cochlear implants are used when the cochlea (conch shell looking organ) is dysfunctional.
This places a wire with electrodes into the cochlea that artificially stimulates the cochlea and then the auditory nerve. A hearing aid works by amplifying sound but the patient much have functioning middle and inner ear. God bless.
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