Cochlear Implants

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by meganshanahan
Last updated 7 years ago

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Cochlear Implants

Cochlear implants require a surgical procedure and heavy therapy to learn or relearn the sense of hearing. Both adults and children who are deaf or severely hard-of-hearing can be fitted for cochlear implants. Children as old as 12 months can recieve one type of cochlear implant!

An electronic device surgically implanted in the ear to stimulate the nerve for hearing. It provides the sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing. Cochlear implants include a sound processor that sends signals to the internal device through a cable unit. The internal device is surgically placed under that skin.

What can be done?

What is it?

Aside from benefits of perceived loud, medium and soft sounds, understanding speech without lip-reading, being able to hear, and communication in general, cochlear implants could potentially lead to even more in the future!

So, how does it work?!

Why does it matter?

Cochlear Implants

Possible use of shortened electrode arrays, inserted into a portion of the cochlea, for individuals whose hearing loss is limited to higher frequencies!Ways to make a chochlear implant convey the sounds of speech more clearly!Also, potential benefits of pairing an implant in one ear with either another implant or a hearing aid in the other!

Check out what research is working towards!

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Thanks to a cochlear implant, this little boy can hear his Mom's voice for the first time!


  • BrookeCairns 7 years ago

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    I really enoyed the layout of your glog. Great information provided and I really enjoy the video of the little boy hearing his mom's voice. Overall it is a great glog. If I had to offer a suggestion, I would say that some of the text was small making it hard to read. Increasing the text size/picture size just a little bit would help! :)

  • andersonm9032 7 years ago

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    Well organized, all the info is there and a cute video! All mixed together for success! Nice Job!

  • sodergrenm9690 7 years ago

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    I really liked the content of your glog. I did this topic as well, but it is nice reading some different things. The video of the baby is way cute, I think I watched it multiple times on youtube when making my glog too! Did you know though that you can link your webpage addresses to the site so others can just click on it and it will send us there? You have to edit the text, high light the section, and then paste the webpage in a little box next to the color selection for the text. It's nothing major, I just didn't know if you wanted to have added that. I liked your glog though! Great color schemes!

  • Rachael121691 7 years ago

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    I really liked your layout of your glog and the information you gave! The video was so cute, I really enjoyed watching it. Overall good info.

  • tinahap 7 years ago

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    I think your glog did a very good job with giving someone the information that was needed to understand what a cochlear implant was. It was very organized and for someone who didn't know much or to bring awareness about a cochlear implant it would be great for that.

  • Davisa0929 7 years ago

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    I really liked your organization of the materials, your pictures, and your video. I also liked your color scheme. The only suggestion I would make would be that you hyperlink your websites to visit.

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