Myth # 3 – “Cochlear Implants are Experimental”

Many naysayers really believe that to actually take a deaf person and implant him/her with a device that enables them to hear is just too wacky to believe…………and therefore it must be experimental.

This myth may just come from the fact that it may seem too good to be true, and people would compare it to wrinkle and hair loss treatments. But fact of the matter is, the implant has been FDA approved in children since 1990! Many other medical devices are around for a lot less than that and are already well-accepted into society.

It is because of myths like these and others that the rate of cochlear implantation in the U.S. is so low relative to the deaf population.

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