Research on cochlear implants has focused on current and future implant technology, bilateral cochlear implantation in adults and children, and speech perception and psychoacoustic properties of hearing in cochlear implant recipients.

Mayo researchers are evaluating the effectiveness of a "hybrid" cochlear implant that stimulates the area at the base of the cochlea electrically, while also providing the acoustic amplification of a hearing aid. Hybrid devices preserve residual hearing in an ear as the patient uses both cochlear implant technology and a traditional hearing aid apparatus in the same ear.

Mayo Clinic publications

See a list of publications on cochlear implants published by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.