What is Cochlear Implant?

Category: Equipment


A cochlear implant is an electronic device that can help to provide a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard-of-hearing. It does not restore normal hearing. It gives a deaf person a representation of sounds in the environment allowing speech to be understood.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cochlear Implant

Side effect Patients
Balance problems 1
Fatigue 1
Loss of sense of smell (anosmia) 1
Overwhelmed 1
Problems with focusing eyes 1
Tinnitus 1


Based on patients currently using Cochlear Implant

Dosage Patients
16 hr daily 1


Currently using Cochlear Implant

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped using Cochlear Implant

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 4
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Cochlear Implant.