A cochlear implant is an electronic medical device that replaces the function of the damaged inner ear. Unlike hearing aids, which make sounds louder, cochlear implants bypass the damaged hair cells of the inner ear (cochlea) to provide sound signals to the brain. For over 30 years Cochlear has been at the forefront of developing technologically advanced solutions that offer superior hearing performance. In its endeavor to create cutting-edge hearing solutions, Cochlear implant treatment has helped bring the gift of sound to more than quarter of a million people across the world. Children can be considered for cochlear implants. Children as young as 14 months of age have received cochlear implants, and successful implantation is possible even at younger ages. About 4–6 weeks after cochlear implant surgery, the person returns to the center to be fit with the external parts—the microphone and speech processor—and to activate and program (called mapping) the implant. This initial fitting process is completed over several days and may include additional visits over several months. This process takes time and practice. Speech-language pathologists, ENT specialists and audiologists are frequently involved in this learning process. Prior to implantation, all of these factors need to be considered. People treated with Cochlear implants are able to hear better, find it easier to participate in conversations and discussions with people, feel safe in the world, talk and hear on the phone and enjoy music comfortably.