cochlear implant

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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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Based on their observations, the researchers came to the conclusion that general anesthesia is well tolerated by elderly patients undergoing cochlear implantation.
Hearing preservation in cochlear implantation for electric acoustic stimulation.
After a chapter on historical and theoretical perspectives, they explore deaf infants, relationships among speech perception and language measures in hard-of-hearing children, a computer-animated tutor, the process and early outcomes of cochlear implantation by three years of age, and other topics.
Cochlear implantation in sudden bilateral sensorineural hearing loss.
The impact of cochlear implantation on nasalance measures in children with severe auditory deprivation has not been previously reported.
Roland is actively involved in cochlear implant research, has lectured nationally and internationally on many topics related to cochlear implantation and has an active cochlear implant practice in New York.
To summarize, they are the use of the operating microscope, tympanoplasty and mastoidectomy techniques, stapes surgery, endolymphatic sac surgery for intractable Meniere's disease, skull base surgery (for example, removal of vestibular schwannomas, vestibular nerve sections), use of intratympanic gentamycin, and cochlear implantation, not to mention the discovery of new diseases.
We have been justifiably proud of advances in cochlear implantation and hearing aid performance, increases in the availability of closed-caption television and movies, genetic analysis and gene therapy, research in hair cell regeneration, stem cell research, and many others.
The team gathered uninfected mucosa biopsies from children and adults undergoing cochlear implantation as a control.
Cochlear implantation is considered to be a safe and effective treatment for severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss.
The Nucleus 24 Double Array, developed in collaboration with Professor Lenarz at the ORL Clinic, Medical University Hannover, allows patients with significantly ossified cochlea to gain the benefits of cochlear implantation by offering two shorter electrode arrays.