The University of Southampton

Knowledge check

Question 1

What is a cochlear implant?

Question 2

What do cochlear implant users describe the sound as initially following switch on?

Question 3

Who is suitable for a cochlear implant?

Question 4

Who is now eligible for simultaneous bilateral cochlear implants under NICE guidance?

Question 5

How long does it take to get used to a cochlear implant?




Key concepts

  1. What is a cochlear implant and who should have one (or two)?
  2. What parts make up an cochlear implant and how does it work?
  3. What does a cochlear implant sound like?
  4. Who manufactures cochlear implants?