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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Implanted material tolerance studies for a multiple-channel cochlear prosthesis.
Evaluation of a two-formant speech-processing strategy for a multichannel cochlear prosthesis.
The Center will focus on two application testbed systems: an rf-powered implantable microsystem (initially a cochlear prosthesis for the profoundly deaf, with subsequent extension to devices for treating epilepsy and Parkinson's disease) and a battery-powered environmental monitoring system capable of measuring atmospheric pollutants and water quality as well as barometric pressure, temperature, humidity, and other variables.
against much opposition, to develop a practical cochlear prosthesis.