1. The sound processor captures and digitizes sound.
2. The antenna is magnetically attached to the skin and transmits the digitized sound from the sound processor to the implant receiver.
3. The magnetic implant receiver is fitted under the skin directly under the antenna. It transforms the digital information into an electronic signal sent to the cochlea.
4. The electrode array is inserted in the cochlea. Each electrode on the array corresponds to a signal frequency.
5. When the encoded signal is transmitted to the corresponding electrode, the auditory nerve is stimulated.
6. The brain receives the sound transmitted via the auditory nerve.