cochlear implant

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cochlear implant

[¦kō·klē·ər ′im‚plant]
(neuroscience)
A sensory prosthesis that restores some hearing to deaf people by electrically stimulating the auditory nerve.
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I could handle the cost for the other surgeries but the projection for the cochlea implant is over the roof.
The minister added that the first cochlea implant operation will be conducted in Damascus before expanding into other health centers distributed throughout the Syrian governorates.
Dillon, 7, from Woolton, has had the cochlea implants in both ears, but national NHS guidelines only allow children to have one.
The cochlea implant is sensitive to a wider range of sounds than conventional devices, which focus on the human voice and while allowing people to hear speech, they are not good for listening to music.
Anna, now seven, was fitted with a cochlea implant, which mimics the ear's responses to sound.
First episode to air follows a 39-year-old deaf woman named Jeanne who is about to undergo a cochlea implant which will restore much of her heating.
Questions focused on the gender of the parent, the severity of the hearing loss, cochlea implant, and additional disabilities of the child who is hearing impaired.
In deaf people, it is often the hair cells that are damaged and so the cochlea implant bridges the gap by sending the electrical impulses to the hearing nerve.
Drew, from Billingham, is recovering after complications arose when he had a cochlea implant.
A spokeswoman for Cwm Taf Health Board said: "The service plan for Kian consists of generalist speech and language therapy support in a community clinic and upon completion of that programme his needs will be reviewed again and advice sought from the assessment team at University Hospital of Wales where he had his cochlea implant.
He is taking a year out to have a cochlea implant operation which will improve his hearing and help him cope at university.
The mother-of-two is taking up the challenge to raise cash for the Yorkshire Cochlea Implant Society, based at Bradford Royal Infirmary.