If you or a family member has a condition requiring magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for a closer look at the head, neck, or other part of the body, you may be wondering whether it could affect your or your loved one’s cochlear implants.

Though MRIs are noninvasive, the strength of their magnetic field in typical clinical applications generally ranges from the more common 1.5 tesla and 3.0 tesla to 7.0 tesla, making it critical to know whether your cochlear implant’s internal magnet would be impacted by imaging.

The good news is that selected cochlear implants from all three major manufacturers can accommodate the MRI procedure:

Still have questions about cochlear implants and MRI safety? Please don’t hesitate to contact our caring experts at Rocky Mountain Ear Center. We’re happy to answer your questions and are here to help.