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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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Bauer P, Geers A, Brenner C, Moog J, Smith RJ: The effect of GJB2 Allele Variants on Performance after Cochlear Implantation.
Auditory brainstem implant as a salvage treatment after unsuccessful cochlear implantation.
This edition includes a review of pediatric cochlear implantation, updated coverage of genetic developments that impact congenital hearing loss, discussion of recent controversies regarding tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, and coverage of new subspecialties like airway reconstruction and voice.
These findings indicate that cochlear implantation has a positive effect on certain psycho-social domains.
A three- to six-month trial with hearing aids is typically recommended with intensive auditory training therapy prior to approval for cochlear implantation.
It is important to consider these findings and their relevance to individuals with prelingual severe-to-profound hearing loss who consider cochlear implantation in adulthood.
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Parental expectations relating to the success of cochlear implantation are considered so important that decisions about postponement, rejection, and selection of children for implantation have been based on these expectations," said Thomas Nikolopoulos, MD of the University Hospital in Nottingham, UK.
The paper's first author, Efrat Schorr, who was earning her PhD from the University of Maryland when the study was done, emphasized that their findings demonstrate just one of the influences that early cochlear implantation can have on children with hearing loss and it reinforces the importance of early detection and intervention for children with hearing loss.
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