Myths about Cochlear Implants

  • People with Cochlear Implants are only able to distinguish environmental noises, not comprehend speech.
  • After someone gets a Cochlear Implant, they are immediately able to hear normally and talk on the phone.
  • Cochlear Implants fix or cure deafness.
  • Cochlear Implants weaken the skull so if someone with a Cochlear Implants gets hit in the head, they will fracture their skull.
  • The electrodes in a Cochlear Implant go into brain.
  • Cochlear Implant surgery is a brain surgery.
  • The cord for the Cochlear Implant comes out of the neck.
  • People with Cochlear Implants are unable to go swimming.