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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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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.
In February this year, Ivy underwent six-hour surgery to have cochlea implants at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital.
Dillon, 7, from Woolton, has had the cochlea implants in both ears, but national NHS guidelines only allow children to have one.
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.
Georgia had a cochlea implant last year and now has some hearing.
She lost her hearing while suffering from leukaemia as a youngster and now relies on a cochlea implant -but its designers say masts can cause interference.