The fact I have great low frequency hearing is why I am qualified for the newer hybrid cochlear implant rather than a traditional one. A hybrid does not go as far into the cochlea (where the hair cells are) and focuses on the high frequencies.
There are so many benefits to retaining natural low frequency hearing and that’s a big reason why the hybrid device is so revolutionary. This includes music appreciation, which with conventional cochlear implants has demonstrated poor results. Because my low frequencies will remain intact, my music appreciation will continue and be enhanced by the added high frequencies of the cochlear implant.