auditory prosthesis

auditory prosthesis

generic term for implantable devices to restore sound perception to people with profound hearing impairment or deafness, the most common of which is the cochlear implant; a brainstem implant to stimulate the neurons of the cochlear nucleus is under development.

auditory prosthesis

Any device which substitutes or enhances hearing ability.

auditory prosthesis

Neurology A device that substitutes or enhances hearing ability. See Hearing aid.

au·di·to·ry pros·the·sis

(aw'di-tōr-ē pros-thē'sis)
Generic term for implantable devices to restore sound perception to the deaf, the most common of which is the cochlear implant; a brainstem implant to stimulate the neurons of the cochlear nucleus is under development.
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The auditory prosthesis is another successful application of neurostimulation to restore hearing loss.
The continuous interleaved system (CIS) processor was developed by Blake Wilson, director of RTI's Center for Auditory Prosthesis Research, and his colleagues at RTI and other institutions.
Grade 10-12 Hopewell Valley Central High School, Pennington, NJ Bionic Auditory Prosthesis The Bionic Auditory Prosthetic (BAP) is a prosthetic inner ear designed to cure deafness by allowing the human brain to process sound while bypassing the entire inner ear and vestibule-cochlear (auditory) nerve.
developing an auditory prosthesis for conveying complex spectrotemporal