Cochlear Implant Innovations
Keywords:cochlear implant innovations
Extensive research has improved cochlear implant technology in a number of aspects. New coding strategies are important for better speech understanding and music appreciation. Obstructed cochleas can be implanted due to specially designed electrodes. Hybrid devices permit hearing preservation at the low frequencies which can be amplified with the use a hearing aid. Criteria for cochlear implant candidacy have been expanded from profound to severe sensorineural hearing loss. It is important for the Otolaryngologists to be informed about these advances in cochlear implant technology , in order to provide patients with the best options for hearing loss rehabilitation.
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