Electrodes Without Wire Perform Better for Preservation of Long-term Hearing in CI Patients

Cochlear implants that have electrodes designed without wire perform better than those with wires for long-term hearing preservation, according to a paper published in the June 23 online edition of The Laryngoscope. The research also suggests that the best surgical approach for cochlear implant procedures did not involve drilling into the bone around the ear (cochleostomy).