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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The Next Generation of Nucleus Freedom offers advanced implant technologies combined with a broad range of listening and wearing customization, helping our recipients experience and enjoy a natural world of sound," said Chris Smith, president, Cochlear Americas.
Philips has a long history of designing and supplying solutions for Cochlear, and the DSP speech processor chip for the Nucleus Freedom System is only one part of a long standing tradition of innovation in health sciences between the two companies.
In developing the Nucleus Freedom we strove to create the most advanced implant that would best help those suffering with hearing loss, while maintaining minimal disruption in their lifestyles.
We are honored that the Nucleus Freedom has been recognized by MDEA, they are a prestigious organization and we're thrilled to have been selected by a group of experts from a wide range of healthcare and design-related fields," said Chris Smith, president of Cochlear Americas.