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!


  • Meash 7 years ago

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    Your page is very well put together and easy to follow. I enjoy that it is cohesive in colors and nothing on it is distracting to me while I'm learning about the subject. The diagram is helpful to have and I love the example video with the boy and his mother.

  • rania1 7 years ago

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    I thought your glog was very informative and well done. I thought the pictures were very helpful to understand the information you were presenting. The video was neat to see as well. Great Job!

  • arenz516 7 years ago

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    I really like the set up of your Glog, it is easy to view, the information is easy to access. I did have some problem reading the tag about "check out what research is working towards". Nice job.

  • jaymelee11 7 years ago

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    I really enjoy the layout of your glog! You have hit all of the key points that someone may be looking for when researching cochlear implants. I can honestly say there are zero suggestions that come to mind. I really like this one! Nice work!

  • dorffk 7 years ago

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    I really enjoyed the information, the pictures and the video. I thought they layout was really nicely done and i enjoyed learning about these implants from your glog.

  • tombik4fn 7 years ago

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    Good flow and good use of the one two and three information. The check it out box the text could have been larger. I liked the glog and it had a lot of great information. Excellent job Tom Morris

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