Hearing management

17 December 2008

Do cochlear implants give someone normal hearing?

The apparatus doesn't normalise hearing and the sound that is generated by the implant differs from normal hearing.

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The apparatus doesn't normalise hearing and the sound that is generated by the implant differs from normal hearing, although this difference is decreasing rapidly as technology is advancing.
 

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Penny Stevens is a Wits graduate of Audiology. She has been practising for 23 years, 21 of which have been in private practice. Penny is passionate about diagnostic audiology and vestibular assessment. Hearing aid fitting and managing hearing difficulties occupies most of her working day and she loves to know she has made a difference to her patient's lives. Penny is a registered member of the HPCSA as well as SAAA.

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