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Cochlear implants do not restore "hearing."

A cochlear implant is a device that electrically stimulates nerves within the inner ear in order to produce hearing sensations. These implants appear to work best with individuals who have severe to profound nerve deafness and who are not helped by traditional hearing aids. The implant doesn't restore normal hearing, however, it transmits electrical signals to the brain that create a perception of a distinct sound that the individual learns to interpret.