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 knew about cochlear implants but was convinced that, at age 90, it was too late for me.
This allows cochlear implant recipients to move freely around in the strong magnetic field of an MRI machine without feeling pain or discomfort, and without restrictions to the orientation of the head.
Research has shown that cochlear-implanted children with larger pre-implant vocabularies performed better in measures of language ability than did children who had smaller pre-implant vocabularies; this finding has important implications: 1) Parents considering cochlear implants must do whatever is necessary to increase their child's vocabulary skills prior to the cochlear implant and, 2) Considering the fact that deaf children can receive cochlear implants at ages 12 months or younger, that leaves very little time if parents are to teach language skills to their child before that time.
A cochlear implant effectively bypasses an ear that isn't working.
In the present study we also calculated the cumulative survival rate (CSR) of the cochlear implants used at our centre.
"We are working diligently in Egypt to ease the integration of children in schools and universities, so that together we may build a brighter future for cochlear implanted children in Egypt," he added.
The research population comprised 20 students with normal-hearing ability and 20 hearing impaired students using cochlear implants. The students who participated in the research were 12-14 years old and enrolled during their 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.
"The foundation will help to provide cochlear implants to Kyrgyzstan on a preferential basis.
He is the head of Cochlear Implants and Hearing Prosthetics, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the University Clinic Munich Grosshadern in Germany.
investigated congenital malformations in patients with cochlear implants and evaluated findings and postoperative rehabilitation results of 30 pediatric patients.
The three-day conference has brought together experts from around the world to provide knowledge and access to increasing awareness about cochlear implants among patients and their families, medical practitioners and other health professionals, educators and the general public.
Through this process, children with hearing impairment are identified and chosen for free cochlear implants. "UHS introduced these children who lived in silence to a world of hearing and sound," said Dr Muhammed Ayas, senior audiologist.