The cochlear implant (CI) represents, for almost 25 years now, the gold standard in the treatment of children born deaf and for post-lingually deafened adults. These devices thus constitute the greatest success story in the field of ‘neuro bionic’ prostheses. Their fitting in adults, and especially in young children and even babies, places exacting demands on these implants, particularly with regard to the biocompatibility of a CI’s surface components. …

Alen Pauls

Student at Christ University (first year CS)

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