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Cochlear Implants: How To Identify and Handle Defects

Cochlear implants are the most common type of hearing aid. They work by stimulating the auditory nerve to transmit sound through the skin to the inner ear and restore hearing. While these devices are effective at restoring hearing, they have their own set of problems for which you might need to consult a cochlear implant lawyer.

In this article we have prepared some tips to help you identify and deal with defective cochlear devices.

Problems associated with Cochlear implants:

Many people who have had cochlear implants report that their implants don’t work well enough for them to use them as their primary mode of hearing. Others have had their cochlear implants removed because their device was infected, didn’t function properly or was causing severe infections or other health problems.

How to tell if your device is defective

The most obvious sign that your cochlear implant is not working well is that you can’t hear with it. You may notice that it is not transmitting sound well or that you have been experiencing severe infections or other health problems.

Infections and health problems associated with defective cochlear implants include pain, fever, swelling, and discharge. If you notice these signs, it may be time to seek legal help. Your cochlear implant lawyer can investigate the possibility that your cochlear implant is defective and may be able to help you get a replacement or replacement device.

Steps to take if you have a defective device

If your cochlear implant doesn’t work well enough for you to use it as your primary mode of hearing, it might be defective.

You can visit a cochlear implant clinic or a hearing health professional to have your implant assessed for defects. A cochlear implant technician or hearing health professional will be able to tell if your cochlear implant is working properly and will be able to identify any defects. They will also be able to determine whether your cochlear implant can be fixed and brought back into service, or whether it needs to be replaced with a new device.

Bottomline

If your cochlear implant is defective, a cochlear implant lawyer can help you determine whether you have legal rights to have your cochlear device replaced, removed or whether to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer or provider. If you have any questions about how to proceed, do not hesitate to contact us.

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