How Does a Cochlear Implant Work?
A cochlear implant device has the following components:
- A microphone, which receives sound from the environment.
- A speech processor, which selects and arranges sounds received by the microphone
- A transmitter and receiver/stimulator, which receive sound signals from the speech processor and convert them into electric impulses
- An electrode array, which is a group of electrodes that collects the electrical impulses from the stimulator and delivers them to the auditory nerve