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

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But her journeys are reflections of her everyday life as a young Latinx-Jewish woman living with mental illness, a cochlear implant, a dead parent, a job at a daycare center and a partner who just doesn’t get it. Judy Berman, Time, "Undone, From the Team Behind BoJack Horseman, Is the Perfect Sci-Fi Series for 2019," 9 Sep. 2019 Her family decided to try the cochlear implants on A'Deja after Ja'Lynn's proved successful. Michelle Lou, CNN, "The moment a toddler heard sound for the very first time," 21 June 2019 The chip will get power from, and communicate with, some wireless hardware located behind the ear, much like current cochlear implants. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Elon Musk’s Neuralink: Both an evolution and a plan for radical change," 13 Aug. 2019 Hearing aids and cochlear implants are often used to amplify sounds. Jonathan Saltzman, BostonGlobe.com, "Frequency Therapeutics raises another $62 million," 23 July 2019 The city will provide looping technology that directly broadcasts amplified sound to hearing aids and cochlear implants so that those who are hard of hearing can tune into the meeting. Paulina Pineda, azcentral, "Tempe City Hall kicks off renovations with $2.4M in improvements to council chambers," 3 July 2019 Advances in hearing aids and cochlear implants mean some hear partly at loud concerts, with interpreters filing in the blanks. Chris Kenning, The Courier-Journal, "ASL interpreters bring music to life for deaf concertgoers at festivals like Forecastle," 3 July 2019 People who are deaf or severely hard-of-hearing can be fitted for cochlear implants, NIDCD said. Michelle Lou, CNN, "The moment a toddler heard sound for the very first time," 21 June 2019 The 10-year-old girl, Shae Bell, had just gotten a cochlear implant, and Natalie came up with the perfect idea: a velcro sign. Char Adams, PEOPLE.com, "Mom Creates Special Seat Belt Cover for Daughter with Hearing Loss: This Will 'Keep Me Safe!'," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of cochlear implant

1967, in the meaning defined above

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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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cochlear implantation noun

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