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Comparison:Advantages & Disadvantages of Cochlear Implant & Hearing Aids

Cochlear implant surgery

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Advantages of Cochlear Implants

  • Can enable one to hear conversation and thus learn spoken language with relative ease, particularly for those with severe-profound hearing loss
  • May enable one to use a regular telephone when otherwise not possible
  • Avoids problems of acoustic feedback & earmold issues
  • Greater ease in high frequency consonant perception, e.gs., /sh/, /s/, /f/, /t/, /k/, /p/, /h/
  • Distance hearing is likely better than with hearing aids, although FM systems are still needed in classrooms due to noise factor.
  • May be greater potential for incidental learning