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cochlear implant

noun

Medical Definition of cochlear implant

  1. :  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

  2. cochlear implantation noun




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