High-Frequency Hearing Loss Cochlear Implant Approved — Physician’s First Watch
High-Frequency Hearing Loss Cochlear Implant Approved
By the Editors
The FDA has approved a device that allows people who can only hear low-frequency sounds — with or without a hearing aid — to also hear high-frequency sounds.
In its announcement, the agency says the device, the Nucleus Hybrid L24 Cochlear Implant System, combines the features of a cochlear implant with a hearing aid. The hearing-aid portion isn't implanted.