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

Examples of cochlear implant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many deaf individuals have chosen not to undergo cochlear implant surgery, even with the prospect of being able to hear for the first time. Ronit Molko, Forbes, 27 Sep. 2021 Turn it down, y'all, before her cochlear implant explodes! Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, 25 Aug. 2021 Such programs are expensive and involve purchasing implants from multinational cochlear implant manufacturers. Michele Friedner, Scientific American, 3 Aug. 2021 Since his first cochlear implant in 2012, Nakamura considers the striking ways that natural materials interact with sound technology. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 5 May 2021 Preserving the hearing nerve allowed a cochlear implant to be placed in the inner ear to restore Hauck’s hearing. Kadee Krieger | Contributing Writer, NOLA.com, 18 Jan. 2021 According to the Salem Statesman Journal, Oregonian Abigail has congenital hearing loss and received a cochlear implant at two years old. Martha Sorren, refinery29.com, 4 Jan. 2021 Crystal Charity funding for the Callier Center for Communication Disorders in 1993 initiated the cochlear implant camp, the first-of-its-kind day camp for hearing impaired children. Nicole Cormier, Dallas News, 30 Nov. 2020 Most didn’t even notice his cochlear implant on their screen. Kristine Gill, Fortune, 30 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of cochlear implant

1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cochlear implant was in 1967

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“Cochlear implant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cochlear%20implant. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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cochlear implant

noun

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

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