Q&A: What are the different parts of a cochlear implant?

Question by ELLEN G: What are the different parts of a cochlear implant?
Most interested in where the number would be between the magnet and the coil (1,2,3,or 4)

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Answer by kearneyconsulting
Please do a Yahoo Search: cochlear implants

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One Response to “Q&A: What are the different parts of a cochlear implant?”

  1. Sam D says:

    A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted electronic device that can help provide a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing. The cochlear implant is often referred to as a bionic ear. Unlike other kinds of hearing aids, the cochlear implant doesn’t amplify sound, but works by directly stimulating any functioning auditory nerves inside the cochlea with electrical impulses. External components of the cochlear implant include a microphone, speech processor and transmitter.

    An implant does not restore or create normal hearing. Instead, under the appropriate conditions, it can give a deaf person a useful auditory understanding of the environment and help them to understand speech when coupled with post-implantation therapy. According to researchers at the University of Michigan [1], approximately 100,000 people worldwide have received cochlear implants; roughly half are children and half adults. The vast majority are in developed countries due to the prohibitive cost of the device, surgery and post-implantation therapy — Mexico had performed only 55 cochlear implant operations by the year 2000 (Berruecos 2000).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cochlear_implant


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