Cochlear Implant Mapping
A cochlear implant is a small device that can restore a degree of hearing to those with deafness or severe hearing loss. The device works by taking in auditory information and sending signals to the brain. The brain receives these signals and interprets them, allowing the patient to hear.
Each cochlear implant is customized for the individual patient using a process called cochlear mapping. Once the device has been implanted, it can be adjusted to maximize the benefits for the patient. It is also important to note that the patient can become accustomed to the implant, and periodic adjustments are necessary to maximize the benefit.