cochlear implant


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

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Recent Examples on the Web Most didn’t even notice his cochlear implant on their screen. Kristine Gill, Fortune, "How WFH has affected employees with disabilities," 30 Oct. 2020 Elana Powell wears a hearing aid and a cochlear implant and still struggles to communicate in masked situations at work. Kelly Dougher, Allure, "Clear Face Masks Are Better for Communication. Why Aren't More of Us Using Them?," 12 Oct. 2020 The idea that sign language can be introduced later, if a cochlear implant is not successful, ignores the basic facts of language development. Kristina Bernhardt, The Conversation, "Why sign language is vital for all deaf babies, regardless of cochlear implant plans," 31 Aug. 2020 A’deja Rivers has been deaf since birth and so has lived in a silent world without hearing her mom’s voice but all that changed June 20 when the tiny tot’s cochlear implants were activated. Ashley Boucher,, "Deaf Toddler Hears Her Mom Say ‘I Love You’ for the First Time After Getting Cochlear Implants," 26 June 2019 And in September 2017, Texas passed a law mandating insurance coverage of hearing aids and cochlear implants for children under 18. Stephanie Wittels Wachs, Time, "The Pandemic Makes Us Feel As If We Don't Have Control—But We Never Really Did," 4 May 2020 Follow-up tests showed that Betty has profound hearing loss and was, therefore, a candidate for the cochlear implant. Rachel Bluth,, "For newborns with hearing loss, screening opens window to a world of sound," 26 Nov. 2019 The animals were administered electric shocks on their tails or tongues as part of the training for the experiments, which help researchers develop cochlear implants and other aides for people experiencing hearing loss, Saunders said. oregonlive, "Animal rights groups decries ‘barbaric’ electric shock experiments on ferrets at OHSU," 15 Apr. 2020 Further, Lawrence is even looking to improve upon the masks by making them wearable for people with cochlear implants and hearing aids. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, "College Student Creates Face Masks for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Amid Coronavirus Pandemic (Video)," 4 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of cochlear implant

1967, in the meaning defined above

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6 Nov 2020

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“Cochlear implant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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cochlear implant


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

Other Words from cochlear implant

cochlear implantation noun

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