Cochlear implant

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Cochlear implant

An implant which replaces normal hearing. An external microphone transmits a sound signal to electrodes wrapped around the inner ear's auditory sensing nerves. The electrodes stimulate the nerves according to the sound, creating a sensation of hearing. It's not as good as a natural ear, but it's a lot better than being deaf.

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An ear replacement with 65% efficiency. Since the game gives a greater weighting on the more capable part when calculating hearing, with it contributing to 75% of a pawn's hearing capability, installing a single cochlear implant reduces hearing by 9%, and a second reduces it by 26% to 65%.

It can be purchased from traders or crafted at a machining table for Steel 20 and Component 4.