Mayo Clinic Minute: New technology for cochlear implants

Posted by hlaasdan @hlaasdan, Wed, Nov 6 7:49am

Many people with hearing loss may benefit from cochlear implants. The technology, which has been available for decades, has helped children and adults hear better, and sometimes for the first time. Dr. Colin Driscoll, a Mayo Clinic head and neck surgeon, says new technology used during the implantation procedure is making the devices even better.
https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-minute-new-technology-for-cochlear-implants/

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Dan, do you have a cochlear implant?

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@colleenyoung

Here is the video associated with the article that @hlaasdan posted. Click play and then click CC in the bottom right of the video window to see the closed captioning.

Dan, do you have a cochlear implant?

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Yes Colleen. I have a N6 in one ear and wear an hearing aid in the other. Do you have a CI?

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@hlaasdan

Yes Colleen. I have a N6 in one ear and wear an hearing aid in the other. Do you have a CI?

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Hi Dan, I do not have a CI. It's good to know that you do however so I can tag you when a new member has a question about cochlear implants. You always have great information and support to share.

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Coleen, Regarding the video and article from @hlaasdan, I'm thinking 3 years out and new technology and techniques such as in the article, do you know if the cochlear implant surgery can be redone when the recipient receives an upgraded processor?

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@alice44

Coleen, Regarding the video and article from @hlaasdan, I'm thinking 3 years out and new technology and techniques such as in the article, do you know if the cochlear implant surgery can be redone when the recipient receives an upgraded processor?

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I do not know, @alice44. I'm hoping someone else with first-hand experience with Cochlear implants will jump in with info. Have you talked your specialist about it?

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Collen, thank you for your reply. I asked an impossible question. Sorry. That was my impatient voice. Who really knows what may be CI procedure in 3 years? CI recipients who wish upgrades should ask their CI audiologist(s) and anyone who may have information on new procedures. Thank you again.

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@alice44

Collen, thank you for your reply. I asked an impossible question. Sorry. That was my impatient voice. Who really knows what may be CI procedure in 3 years? CI recipients who wish upgrades should ask their CI audiologist(s) and anyone who may have information on new procedures. Thank you again.

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@alice44

Coleen, Regarding the video and article from @hlaasdan, I'm thinking 3 years out and new technology and techniques such as in the article, do you know if the cochlear implant surgery can be redone when the recipient receives an upgraded processor?

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You can upgrade just with the external processor. Are you asking if you could also upgrade the interior part of the CI?

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