Thanks to the cochlear implant deaf children under two years old can express and understand properly the language. Those are the results obtained by the University Clinic of the University of Navarre.
The University Clinic of Navarre is a pioneer in cochlear implant. This technique replaces the ear with a system that stimulates the hearing nerve electrically.
The programme of cochlear implant started in 1989 and one year later was done the first implant. This first implant was made to an 11 years old girl, and in 1992 it could be made for the first time to a 2 years old child. Nowadays, implants are also done to children of 10-12 months old successfully.
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