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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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Another report titled "Global Cochlear Implants Industry Report 2015" is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Cochlear Implants industry.
This feature length documentary chronicles the lives of deaf parents, Jill and Michael Stark, as they make the sometimes controversial and difficult decision to provide their two young children with cochlear implants.
Amman, June 24 (Petra) -- HRH the Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II, the Regent, on Wednesday, visited cochlear surgery department at King Hussein Medical Center and checked on patients who had received cochlear implants as part of Prince Hussein's initiative, "Hearing Without Borders.
Since the year 2000, approximately 324,000 patients have benefited from cochlear implants.
KARACHI -- Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) under its Cochlear Implant Program has adopted a dual approach with equal attention towards hands-on training of postgraduate students and provision for cochlear implants among children with hearing impairment, said, Prof.
THE Audiology and Balance Unit at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) organised an orientation meeting for children with cochlear implants and their families recently.
The girl had got cochlear implants in her ears when she was two years old.
Cochlear implants have recently begun to be offered to patients with single-sided deafness (SSD).
The programme will be rolled out from 2015-16 to ensure those with cochlear implants benefit from any changes to sound processor technology.
A new study from a UT Dallas researcher demonstrates the importance of considering developmental differences when creating programs for cochlear implants in infants.
The 40-year-old British woman had been deaf since birth due to Usher syndrome, but on March 24, Milne's world began to change as her cochlear implants were switched on and the for the first time sound waves entered her eardrums.
describe the 23 years of research (1983-2006) into cochlear implants at the Research Triangle Institute, a non-profit research institute created by Duke U.