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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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"Cochlear implants can greatly improve hearing for people who have hearing losses ranging from moderate to profound, poor ability to understand speech, and who obtain limited benefit from hearing aids," said Cambron.
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To correct the impairment, while some were fitted with hearing aids, others received cochlear implants at the age one year.
Throughout the United States a significant number of deaf children are receiving cochlear implants, and also using a visual language such as American Sign Language.
Some people are more profoundly deaf and this is where cochlear implants come in.
Commenting on the sixth visit by the Qatari medical delegation to Gaza, Dr Abdul-Salam al-Qahtani, head of ENT and Cochlear Implants at Hamad Medical Corporation and board member of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS), said: "This time, we are going to perform 25-30 cochlear implants.
The aim of the study was to present the data of CRI and the reliability data of cochlear implants based on our experience.
Cochlear implants in Egypt costs between EGP 160,000 and 200,000 and despite the decision to increase the contribution of health insurance to EGP 90,000 instead of EGP 45,000, the problem still persists for thousands of low-income families that cannot afford the remainder of expenses that exceed EGP 70,000," said Farid.
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A memorandum was agreed to continue with this pioneering project of providing free Cochlear Implants to needy children along with development of other ENT services at this Institution.
Meanwhile, the communication skills of children with hearing loss can be developed with the use of cochlear implants. Such implants have become popular among children with profound hearing loss, particularly those who do not benefit from conventional hearing aids.