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Cochlear Implant Clinic

Options and indications for implantable hearing devices

This presentation (by Rod Hollow, Audiologist and Cochlear Implant Clinic Co-ordinator and Jaime Leigh, Audiologist and Paediatric Services Co-ordinator) provides an overview of the Cochlear Implant Clinic, the current implant systems, and recipient outcomes.

Cochlear implant

Warning: Graphic content, materials provided for viewing by health professionals only.

This video is part of a cochlear implant surgery and shows the electrode array that is implanted surgically into the cochlea, the hearing organ of the inner ear. It uses electrical current to bypass damaged or missing portions of the inner ear and stimulates remaining auditory hearing nerve fibres. A microphone, processor, and transmitting coil are worn externally to provide the power and signal to the internal device.

This procedure was performed by Robert Briggs, Head of Otology and Medical Director of the Cochlear Implant Clinic at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.