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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In a biomedical perspective, the final aim is to deliver this stimulation to the auditory nerve using cochlear prosthesis to suppress tinnitus in patients with acoustic impairment.
The number of runs was approximately the number of afferent fibers contemporary stimulated by a single electrode of the cochlear prosthesis; this number was calculated by considering the size of the electrode (0.3 mm), the diameter of a IHC ([approximately equal to]10 gm), and the number of auditory fibers ([approximately equal to]10) contacting a single IHC.
Distribution of speech recognition results with the Clarion cochlear prosthesis. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Suppl.
information as a single-channel cochlear prosthesis, it cannot convey
with a cochlear prosthesis (all single-channel) and that a moratorium
The function of a cochlear prosthesis is to bypass the (missing) hair cells by directly stimulating the surviving neurons in the auditory nerve.