Cochlear implants are not just for patients with significant hearing loss. Cochlear implants can also be used to help improve the hearing of patients with mild to moderate hearing loss.
Cochlear implants are electronic devices that are surgically implanted in a person’s skull. These devices work by bypassing the damaged parts of the ear and directly stimulating the auditory nerve to produce sound. Hearing through a cochlear implant is like if someone turned up the normal hearing volume control – all sounds come into focus at once, and speech can be understood with ease.
With a cochlear implant, people with severe hearing loss can benefit from improved sound quality. While cochlear implants do not guarantee to cure hearing loss completely, they are still hugely beneficial for people who are born deaf or with severe hearing impairments.