what is a hearing implant?
A hearing implant is a technical device that replaces our sense of hearing electronically. Hearing implants are a solution when hearing aids are no longer enough. There are different types of hearing implants for different types of hearing loss.
Hearing implants consist of two parts: an externally worn audio processor and an internal implant that is placed under the skin. The audio processor is worn on the head or behind the ear. A microphone in the audio processor picks up sound and converts it into electrical impulses. A coil sends them to the implant.