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cochlear implant

n.
An electronic apparatus that allows people with severe hearing loss to recognize some sounds, especially speech sounds, and that consists chiefly of a microphone and receiver, a processor that converts speech into electronic signals, and an array of electrodes that transmit the signals to the cochlear nerve in the inner ear.

cochlear implant

(ˈkɒklɪə)
n
(Medicine) a device that stimulates the acoustic nerve in the inner ear in order to produce some form of hearing in people who are deaf from inner ear disease

coch′lear im′plant


n.
a surgically implanted hearing aid that converts sound reaching the cochlea into electrical impulses that are transmitted by wire to the auditory nerve.
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The Cochlear Cochlea Implant Center, which was established through the cooperation between Cochlear company of Australia and West China Hospital, has been one of the cochlear implant centers of the "Hearing Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Program" project since 2007.
Mrs Claydon, of Maenan, near Llanrwst, said: "I was only the 13th person to have a cochlea implant 20 years ago at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd.
In 1993, a year after he was made a life peer, Ashley's hearing was partially restored by a cochlea implant, an electronic device which stimulates the nerves in the inner ear.
DAMASCUS, (SANA) -- Ministry of Health and al-Bustan Charity on Monday signed A cooperation agreement on establishing a Hearing and Cochlea Implant Unit in Damascus Hospital, in addition to cornea transplant department.
It is believed she was one of the youngest in the region to have a double cochlea implant.
Much of the first episode of this four-part drama dealt with Amelia's battle to hear after a cochlea implant, which seemed something of a nightmare, a bit like having a radio in your head that never really tunes into the right frequency.
During the attack, the woman suffered a blow to her head, scratches and reddening to her neck, a bruised left wrist, as well as the pain caused by the cochlea implant coming out.
MILLBURY - Last year, the Millbury Lions Club became aware of a third-grade girl who had recently had a cochlea implant but needed a Freedom Processor to maximize her newfound ability to hear and improve her ability to learn.
The two-year-old, who has a cochlea implant which enables him to hear, goes to Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital for help developing his speech.
At the moment in Britain someone can only get one cochlea implant on the NHS.
The cochlea implant is sensitive to a wider range of sounds than conventional devices, which focus on the human voice and while allowing people to hear speech, they are not good for listening to music.
Anna, now seven, was fitted with a cochlea implant, which mimics the ear's responses to sound.