How long have cochlear implants been available?

Want to know the availability of cochlear implants has been from how long? You can find the answer below:

The cochlear implant is an electronic device that is implemented in our inner ear and activated. It is not used to clear the sound or to make sound louder. It converts the environmental signal into an electrical signal.

If we are talking about the life of cochlear implantation then we find some results. The result shows that, for the majority of cochlear users, the voice quality will continually improve over the first 6 to 12 months(according to a doctor). The cochlear implants surgery is a lifelong surgery.

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The cochlear implant lasts for a lifetime. Technically the cochlear implant has a warranty of ten years. There is a very little chance of the device chance of device failure. If the device gets failed which happens very less often then the person will have to go through the surgery for the replacement. The device can fail due to the direct trauma to the device.

The outer portion of the cochlear implant is like hearing aid and get worn out with time. You may decide whether to replace it or not after five or 10 years. The warranty of your sound processor depends upon which implant you chose. In addition to that, you can also buy extended warranty and insurance for it.


If you want to see the output then see this research. 188 children aged 6 months to 5 years were followed for three years after they received a cochlear implant. Researchers then analyzed their language development easily day by day and compared it to that of 97 children without hearing loss. If we see the majority of the patient then we find that cochlear implant surgery is very good for them because after this surgery the sound quality is improving in the first six to twelve months. This surgery improves your listening sound quality for a lifetime. It is very important that you take three or four appointments in a month after your surgery.

If we see a use of Cochlear implant surgery is only approved for people who are deaf in both ears; as of 2014 a cochlear implant surgery had been used experimented in some people who had acquired deafness in one ear. After that, they had learned how to speak, and none who were deaf in one ear from birth; clinical studies as of 2014 had been too small to draw generalizations.

When was the first cochlear implant develop?

When the cochlear implant system was first developed in 1978 by Graeme Clark it was referred to as the bionic ear. Since that time a variety of cochlear implants have been developed by the Cochlear division of Nucleus.

In 1982, Melbourne man Graham Carrick made history with a remarkable invention, implanted in his cochlea, was ‘switched on’ – and 15 minutes later he could hear for the first time in 17 years. This system has reached 200,000 at that time. Since the cochlear implant was available from that time. It was the first device for the clinical trial.

US Food and Drug Administration in 1985 approved that it was safe and effective. It was the first multiple-electrode cochlear implant to be approved by any world regulatory body. In 1985 the first surgery was performed by professor Clarke on the first children.


  • The hearing is better with the cochlear implantation.
  • Concentration is better.
  • Feel easier to talk around tables, gatherings and crowded places.
  • Reconnect with missed sounds that they couldn’t hear before their cochlear implant.
  • Feel more secure on the planet as they can hear alerts, individuals getting out and moving toward vehicles.
  • Talk and hear on the telephone.
  • Appreciate music.

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So according to my point of view, the cochlear implant surgery is one of the best surgery for improving our day to day communication skill. If anyone does the cochlear implant surgery then this is the best process to improve the communication skill.

Read more: How Does Cochlear implant help to restore your hearing?

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