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cochlear implant

cochlear implant

noun

Definition of COCHLEAR IMPLANT

:  an electronic prosthetic device that enables individuals with sensorineural hearing loss to recognize some sounds and consists of an external microphone and speech processor and one or more electrodes implanted in the cochlea

First Known Use of COCHLEAR IMPLANT

1980

cochlear implant

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of COCHLEAR IMPLANT

:  an electrical prosthetic device that enables individuals with sensorineural hearing loss to recognize some sounds and that consists of an external microphone and speech processor that receive and convert sound waves into electrical signals which are transmitted to one or more electrodes implanted in the cochlea where they stimulate the auditory nerve
cochlear implantation noun

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