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Health Tip: How a Cochlear Implant Works
(HealthDay News) -- A cochlear implant is a small, electronic device that when surgically placed under the skin, stimulates the nerve endings in the cochlea to provide a sense of sound to a person who is severely hard of hearing.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves of the use of cochlear implants in people aged 1 year and older.
The FDA explains how a cochlear implant works:
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