Why not all deaf people want to be cured
"He said, 'Hello'. And I went, 'Oh, hello'. It was so strange!" she says. "But he had a nice voice; deep. Then, while I was talking to the audiologist, someone else spoke and I said, 'That's my mum's voice. ' And Mum just burst into tears. "
First introduced to Britain in the late Eighties, a cochlear implant is an electronic device that's inserted into the inner ear and wired up to the cochlea, the snail-shaped cavity that normally helps to transmit sounds to the brain.
Acting as a receiver, it picks up sounds from a microphone worn on the outer ear, converts the sounds to an electrical signal and then sends the signal to electrodes to stimulate the auditory nerve.Read Full Article