By Jessica Messersmith This article is a part of the September/October 2019, Volume 31, Number 5, Audiology Today issue. Cochlear implants are auditory sensory devices designed to provide auditory perception for individuals with significant hearing loss. This content is an exclusive benefit for American Academy of Audiology members. If you're a member, log in and you'll get immediate access. Member Login If you're not yet a member, you'll be interested to know that joining not only gives you access to top-notch resources like this one, but also invitations to member-only events, inclusion in the member directory, participation in professional forums, and access to patient resources, tools, and continuing education. Join today!