cochlear implant
noun Date: 1980 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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  • Cochlear implant — A cochlear implant (CI) is a surgically implanted electronic device that provides 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. As of December 2010,… …   Wikipedia

  • Cochlear implant — A device that is surgically placed (implanted) within the inner ear to assist selected persons with deafness to hear. Cochlear implants are not a magic potion they rarely cure severe or profound deafness but they can unquestionably help some… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cochlear Implant — Cochleaimplantat Das Cochleaimplantat (engl. cochlear implant, CI) ist eine Hörprothese für Gehörlose, deren Hörnerv noch funktioniert. Das CI System besteht aus einem Mikrofon, einem digitalen Sprachprozessor, einer Sendespule mit Magnet, und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cochlear implant — noun 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 …   Wiktionary

  • cochlear implant — a device to improve the hearing of profoundly deaf people who derive no benefit from conventional hearing aids. It consists of an electrode that is permanently implanted into the inner ear (cochlea). An external device with a microphone and an… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • cochlear implant — /ˌkɒkliər ˈɪmplænt/ (say .kokleeuhr implant) noun an artificial hearing device which produces hearing sounds by stimulating inner ear nerves by means of a pad of electrodes implanted into the cochlea which process sounds received from an external …   Australian English dictionary

  • cochlear implant — a device consisting of microelectrodes that deliver electrical stimuli directly to the auditory nerve when surgically implanted into the cochlea, enabling a person with sensorineural deafness to hear. Also called artificial ear. * * * …   Universalium

  • cochlear implant — coch′lear im′plant n. srg a surgically implanted hearing aid that converts sound reaching the cochlea into electrical impulses that are transmitted by wire to the auditory nerve …   From formal English to slang

  • cochlear implant — a device consisting of microelectrodes that deliver electrical stimuli directly to the auditory nerve when surgically implanted into the cochlea, enabling a person with sensorineural deafness to hear. Also called artificial ear …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cochlear-Implant-Hörgerät — Cochlear Implant Hörgerät,   Hörgerät …   Universal-Lexikon

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