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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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In this context, Mohamed El Shazly, president of Egypt Cochlea 2018 conference and president of Cochlear Implant Unit in Wadi El Neel Hospital, said that there are more than 7,000 Egyptian children who need cochlear implant surgery annually and that, according to statistics and the World Health organisation, 1,500 Egyptian children undergo cochlear implants annually.
Often referred to as 'bionic ears,' cochlear implants are much different than hearing aids, which only amplify sounds, experts say.
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UKPRwire, Tue Nov 21 2017] The latest research study titled, Cochlear Implants Market by Type and End User Global Industry Analysis and Forecast to 2025 published by Crystal Market Research, states that the cochlear implants market is projected to be around $3 billion by 2025.
Cochlear implants are bio-medical devices consisting of an electrode array implanted into the inner ear of a profoundly deaf person to directly stimulate the auditory neurons in order to restore partial hearing [1].
Cochlear implants are among the most important achievements of modern medicine because for the first time in history, an electronic device can restore a lost sense--hearing.
Recent years have seen a drastic rise in the number of children receiving cochlear implants who have significant disabilities in addition to their deafness.
Abdul Monem Hassan Al-Shaikh, head of the Cochlear Implants Program at Fahd General Hospital, said more than 600 patients have so far received the cochlear implant surgeries since the program began in 1993.
Hearing through the cochlear implant is very different from normal hearing or hearing through hearing aids, the cochlear implants directly stimulate the auditory nerve, then sends signals to brain which recognize them as sounds, over the time, the patient learns to hear and enjoy music, conversations and environmental sounds.
sup][3] described animal testing of the biocompatibility of silicone cochlear implants in 1984.