2. What Can an Implant Improve?

After a cochlear implant, most people can detect a range of sounds. Many understand speech without lip-reading. Some people can make standard telephone calls, understanding and recognizing voices on the other end of the line. Many people find listening to the radio is difficult, but the combination of enhanced sound and visual cues often improves television viewing. In some cases, a cochlear implant improves the individual's hearing enough that he or she can listen to music.

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