How Cochlear Implants Work
Publication DateSeptember 5 2017
DescriptionA brief visual introduction to how the Nucleus Cochlear Implant system works, which is designed to mimic the the functions of the ear.
Sound sound travels to the ear and the sound processor, which sits behind the ear. The microphones on the sound processor pick up sound and the processor converts them into digital information. This information is transferred through the coil to the implant located just under the skin. The implant then sends digital sound signals down the electrode into the cochlea. The hearing nerve fibers in the cochlea pick up the signals and send them to the brain, which is translated as the sound.