CI and ability to use electrical devices on face

goldenwolf2

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Do any CI users here use electrical devices or stimulators above the neck (but not near the ear)? A lot of these types of devices say that having a CI is a contraindication, but I bet in some cases it's just because they haven't been tested properly. Specifically, I'm interested in trying out the NuFace device, which delivers small microcurrents to facial muscles for cosmetic purposes. I wouldn't use the device within a couple of inches of my ear and wouldn't have the external unit on. However the instruction manual says CI users can't use it - again, has anyone used this or something similar on their head/face and it was OK? Thanks!
 

LoveBlue

Well-Known Member
Do any CI users here use electrical devices or stimulators above the neck (but not near the ear)? A lot of these types of devices say that having a CI is a contraindication, but I bet in some cases it's just because they haven't been tested properly. Specifically, I'm interested in trying out the NuFace device, which delivers small microcurrents to facial muscles for cosmetic purposes. I wouldn't use the device within a couple of inches of my ear and wouldn't have the external unit on. However the instruction manual says CI users can't use it - again, has anyone used this or something similar on their head/face and it was OK? Thanks!
You should talk to your surgeon.
BTW, your cochlear is behind your cheek just in front of the
 

karen007

New Member
Do any CI users here use electrical devices or stimulators above the neck (but not near the ear)? A lot of these types of devices say that having a CI is a contraindication, but I bet in some cases it's just because they haven't been tested properly. Specifically, I'm interested in trying out the NuFace device, which delivers small microcurrents to facial muscles for cosmetic purposes. I wouldn't use the device within a couple of inches of my ear and wouldn't have the external unit on. However the instruction manual says CI users can't use it - again, has anyone used this or something similar on their head/face and it was OK? Thanks!

Hello. I was asking the same question Today about the Nuface mini. I called up Cochlear and they never had that question before. They were not too sure and the lady had to ask a Audiologist . She hasn't got back to me yet. They have to look into it. Also I got in touch with my Audiologist and she can't see why not, there is nothing stating that you can't . Also awaiting from my Surgeon. Looks like it should be ok. But as soon as I hear back I will let you know. My nuface is charged and ready to go but I haven't use it yet. Things we do for beauty.
 
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