Hearing management

20 July 2004

What are cochlear implants and how do they work?

During cochlear implantation an electrical apparatus is surgically implanted into the bone behind the ear. It consists of a microphone (which receives sounds), a speech processor (which selects usable sounds) and a coil (which decodes and sends electric impulses to the electrodes). These components are worn externally.

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During cochlear implantation an electrical apparatus is surgically implanted into the bone behind the ear. It consists of a microphone (which receives sounds), a speech processor (which selects usable sounds) and a coil (which decodes and sends electric impulses to the electrodes). These components are worn externally.
 

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Izabelle Heymann has been a practicing audiologist for the last 18 years with a deep love, respect and passion for Audiology. She completed her Masters Degree on hearing and middle ear functioning of scuba divers. She has worked in the industry both locally and internationally. Her career started in private practice moved to corporate business, training, sales, lecturing and has gone full circle back to private practice.

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