Home > Medical > Hearing management > FAQs 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. 0 Pin It Ask Hearing Care expert » Join Body Talk » Like Health24 on Facebook » Follow Health24 on Twitter » 10 weird body facts 10 weird ear facts 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. More in Medical Do doctors always know what causes hearing loss? More: Hearing managementFAQs advertisement Get a quote Selfmed - the one with the apple Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare Medihelp - quality, affordable medical scheme cover advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Thousands expected to die in Eastern Cape Lifestyle Male on male sex and assault common in SA Medical Every minute counts for stroke victims Medical Could more sleep lower diabetes risk? Medical Blood test might predict type 1 diabetes in children Parenting Parenting influences children's exercise and eating habits From our sponsors Don’t be taken by surprise this winter. Keep your defences up with Vital Hop, skip and jump through winter with Hill’s Pet Nutrition Age-related bone loss is higher in women Conduct your most important Medihelp business from your mobile phone Live healthier Sleep well » Snoring Insomnia Sleep deprived? Create bedroom harmony Follow these tips for a peaceful retreat. Keep your pet healthy » Strange cat facts Walking the dog Ask the expert Health benefits of owning a pet Here are some surprising benefits of owing a pet.