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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.
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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
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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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Estimated net saving to society from cochlear implantation in infants: A preliminary analysis.
M Umer Farooq said Cochlear implantation is performed only after strict criterion of selection.
However, cochlear implantation is still the biggest segment in the hearing implants market.
It has been unclear whether cochlear implantation for elderly patients with profound hearing loss benefits cognitive function.
Auditory integration was measured through the MAIS scale and refers to the overall auditory perception and understanding developed by a deaf child after cochlear implantation (auditory integration values range between 0 and 100).
BASR Cochlear implantation and rehabilitation team participated in a launch seminar of a project entitled "support to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, education and rehabilitation services for people affected by deafness in Palestine", which was held on the Effeta Institute in Bethlehem by John Paul II Foundation and under the auspices of the Palestinian Ministry of Health, with participation of several local civil society institutions and Italian partner organizations, in the aim at promoting the quality of life of people with hearing impairment and total hearing loss in Palestine by enhancing their access to inclusive health care, rehabilitation and education services.
Dr Sleiteen stressed the importance of preparing the child before the procedure."The preparation includes installation of hearing aids and providing children with auditory-speech training to stimulate the hearing nerve and the brain which contributes to the success of the cochlear implantation and also helps the child acquire language skills.
Enjoyment of music has also been shown to decrease following cochlear implantation. In approaching the issue of poor musical enjoyment in CI users, studies have taken two main approaches.
(1999) suggested that early cochlear implantation accompanied by aural rehabilitation increase access to acoustic information of spoken language and helps for higher rates of mainstreaming placement in schools and lower dependence for special education support service.
Kiefer, "Cochlear implantation via the round window membrane minimizes trauma to cochlear structures: a histologically controlled insertion study," Acta Oto-Laryngologica, vol.
It contains normal temporal bone images of the infant and older child, with anatomic labels; images and description of postnatal growth of the temporal bone; and images (both before and after treatment) and case reports of typical pediatric ear diseases, including congenital anomalies in various organs, inflammatory diseases like otitis media and cholesteatoma, and other disorders, such as traumatic ossicular disruption, cochlear implantation issues, and meningitic labyrinthitis.
He says: "I am passionate about encouraging and promoting the possibilities of cochlear implantation. I think there is an iceberg of unmet need out there."