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Due for cochlear implantation. History of temporal lobe epilepsy. Location and risks involved in cochlear implantation?

Querry re Cochlear implant . Is a cochlear implant positioned near the temporal lobe? Reason I am asking is I used to have temporal lobe epilepsy from 15 - 38yrs of age. Been 22 yrs free of seizures now &, my hearing loss has pogressed over these years & I am now a likely candidate for a cochlear implant . Can you please advise me what the risks might be - my epilepsy was due to a scar on the temporal lobe. Many thanks
Asked On : Tue, 1 May 2012
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Feb 2018
HI. This is a great question.
You have to have a combined opinion of the Neurologist and an ENT surgeon and discuss about the possibilities and benefits versus complications .
Answered: Thu, 27 Mar 2014
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