A cochlear implant is a small electronic device that electrically stimulates the cochlear nerve (nerve for hearing). The implant has external and internal parts. The external part sits behind the ear. It picks up sounds with a microphone. It further processes the sound and transmits it to the internal part of the implant. A cochlear implant may help someone with hearing loss regenerate or enhance the capability to hear and understand speech. A cochlear implant is distinguishable than a hearing aid. A hearing aid makes sounds louder but may not significantly enhance speech understanding.
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Related Associations : International Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies [IFOS] | New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery | North American Society for Head and Neck Pathology | North American Society for Head and Neck Pathology | Società Italiana Rinologia | Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children | World Allergy Organization | Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing | American Cancer Society | American Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Association.