This is what is implanted inside the head. The nickel is there for comparison size. The string looking thing is what is placed down into the cochlea. The gold part is the "brains" and the other end is the magnet that the disk will stick to that sends info to the processor.
This is the complete set up. The BTE (behind the ear) has no ear mold so I think comfort is going to be better than a hearing aid. Instead there is a T-Mic which just hangs right in the opening of the ear which allows you to put a phone right up to your ear or wear headphones like anyone else. The blue disk will be stuck to the side of my head which connects the "brains" to the processor. I was trying to upload a picture of how it looks on but I am not getting that done! I shall try again another day.