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Health Tip: Cochlear Implants

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(HealthDay News) -- Cochlear implants are electronic devices that can restore hearing for people with hearing loss. Both adults and children can benefit from cochlear implants, says Mayo Clinic.

People with cochlear implants have reported:

  • Ability to hear speech without needing visual cues.
  • Ability to listen in a noisy space.
  • Ability to distinguish locations of sounds.
  • Better recognition of everyday sounds.

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