The University of Southampton

Normal hearing & how it works

In order to understand how a cochlear implant works and when one should be considered, it is first useful to recap on how normal hearing works. Please watch the video below, courtesy of MED-EL on how we hear sound.  For subtitles click on the settings icon settings-128

Below the video is a summary of the chain of events that happen when we hear a sound.

flowchart-for-hearing

Key Concepts