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A cochlear implant is an electronic device that can provide auditory sensation to a child with moderate to profound sensorineural hearing loss.  The cochlear implant bypasses the damaged hair cells within the inner ear and directly stimulates the auditory nerve. The cochlear implant consists of a surgically implanted component and an externally worn component. 

Research has demonstrated that, the sooner a child receives intervention and has access to sound, the sooner their speech and language will develop.

 

 

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