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Cochlear implants, sometimes known as bionic ears, have been used since the end of the 1980 as electronic devices in both ear lobes. They were created to help in boosting the hearing of people who were deaf or hard-of-hearing.
Cochlear implants may be a safe, effective option for some organ transplant patients who've lost their hearing as an unfortunate consequence of their transplant-related drug regime, researchers report.
A history of ear tubes to treat infections does not appear to adversely affect children with cochlear implants, regardless of whether the tubes are left in place or removed before implantation.
Older adults appear to benefit significantly from cochlear implants, but not as much as younger patients who had similar levels of hearing impairment before surgery.
Profoundly deaf children with cochlear implants to help them to hear rate their quality of life equal to their normal-hearing peers
Children with cochlear implants in both ears appear to have difficulty controlling the loudness and pitch of their voices, but these measures improve over time.
Some complications may occur in children receiving cochlear implants, and are highly correlated with trauma to the ear area and inner ear malformation.
An ear implant that works by aiming infrared light into the inner ear is being explored by US researchers.
New research at Johns Hopkins has clearly demonstrated the ability of cochlear implants in very young animals to forge normal nerve fibers that transmit sound and to restore hearing by reversing or preventing damage to the brain's auditory system.
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