Pros and cons cochlear implant - How cochlear implants change peoples lives

Interesting Fact About Cochlear Implants         Cochlear implant is a two part electronic device which is used to stimulate the auditory nerves to help people who are severely hard of hearing. It is different from a hearing aid.

While a hearing aid is used to amplify the external sound for the damaged ear, the cochlear implant bypasses the damaged portion of the ear and directly stimulates the auditory nerve in accordance with the external sound. More...

Pros And Cons Cochlear Implant

Pros And Cons Cochlear Implant

Cochlear implant is an electronic device used to stimulate the auditory nerve so that people who are severely hearing impaired can hear. The implant bypasses the damaged part of the ear and directly stimulates the auditory nerve unlike a hearing aid, which amplifies external sounds. More...

 

Cochlear Implant And Auditory Nerve Damage

Cochlear Implant And Auditory Nerve Damage

Auditory nerve which is also known as cochlear nerve is a nerve in the ear that carries nerve impulses to the brain. It is a sensory nerve that carries acoustic energy to the brain. Auditory nerve starts from within the cochlea and goes up to the brainstem where the fibers of the auditory nerve make contact with the cochlear nucleus. The number of nerve fibers within the cochlear nerve average around 30,000. More...

 

Cochlear Trauma And Negative Ear Pressure

Cochlear Trauma And Negative Ear Pressure

The negative pressure in the middle ear or alternating periods of negative, normal and positive pressure may deform the ear drum. In the long term, the ear drum may get distorted or may get perforated. These changes may cause hearing loss and a sensation of pressure. When there is a hole formed in the ear drum, the protection of the middle ear is lost. Water and bacteria can enter the middle ear and this can lead to inflammation and infection. The patient may experience hearing loss, imbalance or weakness of facial movement on the affected side. More...

 

Doctors Evaluation On Cochlear Implants

Doctors Evaluation On Cochlear Implants

Usually a multidisciplinary cochlear implant team is set up to evaluate, and provide comprehensive care and support to the cochlear implant-candidate children and their families. The team evaluates the child’s candidacy for the cochlear implant. It also makes assessment of the child’s hearing-health background, speech and language skills and the family support system. More...

 

How Cochlear Implants Change Peoples Lives ?

How Cochlear Implants Change Peoples Lives

The hearing impaired community is considered as a culture within the multicultural society. Hearing impaired people have their own method of communication and a way of living which is unique. Adults who have been deaf all their lives are comfortable with their mode of communication and feel threatened with cochlear implants and how their life may change due to this. They feel that they can have a perfectly happy life while not being able to hear because they do not know anything different. More...