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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He pointed out that Arab countries suffer a high percentage of cases that need cochlear implants due to the high percentage of marriage among relatives.
According to Dr Odebunmi Ogundoyin of Skyline Specialist Clinic Ibadan, children with sensorineural hearing loss, a condition in which there is damage to the inner ear, usually require cochlear implants.
This US FDA approval marks the first remote care for nucleus cochlear implant patients, recipients and clinicians through a telemedicine platform.
In summary, some noise reduction methods have been developed to improve speech recognition with cochlear implants but with varying degrees of success.
14) Taking also into account the high expenses of cochlear implants, the vulnerability of pediatric implant candidates, and related parental expectations, dual-modality preoperative imaging may not only distinguish children who will benefit most from implant surgery, but also will help in identifying surgically challenging cases or avoiding unnecessary operations, (8) thus remaining compliant with the principles of cost-effectiveness.
Sample selection was done by matching all congenitally deaf children with cochlear implants who had at least one additional disability with no severe motor or mental disorders (16 patients) with 16-randomly selected congenitally deaf children with cochlear implants who had no additional disabilities.
Connor CM, Hieber S, Arts HA, Zwolan TA (2000) speech, vocabulary, and the education of children using cochlear implants : oral or total communication.
In another case, [sup][1] the cochlear implant device had to be removed 14 months postoperatively because the steroid therapy to foreign body reaction could not continue for long period.
Following these families for seven years, the documentary delves into the divisiveness in the deaf community about cochlear implants.
The Crown Prince also checked on the conditions of patients with hearing disabilities and was briefed on stages of treatment that children go through during and after the cochlear implants, in order to achieve positive results and restore their hearing and help them pronounce words.
A cochlear implant is an electronic system that stimulates the hearing nerves, directly sending a sensation of sound to the brain.
KARACHI -- Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) under its Cochlear Implant Program has adopted a dual approach with equal attention towards hands-on training of postgraduate students and provision for cochlear implants among children with hearing impairment, said, Prof.