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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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Eventually when we went back for examination, we were told that for her to be able to develop her speech, she would need to have a cochlea implant so that she can talk.
In the end, an innovative system to assist doctors with keyhole cochlea implant surgery to treat inner ear deafness and severe hearing loss from the Leibniz University of Hannover won the golden manus.
The electronic cochlea implant is one of the most advanced devices to have come out of scientific research in recent years.
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.
A cochlea implant stimulates the auditory nerves directly and is the first and only technology (so far) to replace a human sense.
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.
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.