Binaural cochlear implant surgery

Binaural cochlear implant surgery

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Credit: JAMES KING-HOLMES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: MODEL RELEASED. Surgeon works with Operating Department Practice nurse (ODP) to make the first implantation in the UK of a binaural cochlear hearing device in a woman with severe hearing difficulties. He is preparing the site to house a receiver and electrode array behind both ears of the patient. Stimulation of this bilateral combination by electrical signals should allow perception of normal stereo hearing for the patient. The ODP nurse superintends the surgical instruments and applies antiseptic, dressings, etc. Photographed at Southampton General Hospital, UK.

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