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.
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auditory prosthesis

Any device which substitutes or enhances hearing ability.
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auditory prosthesis

Neurology A device that substitutes or enhances hearing ability. See Hearing aid.
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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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Evidently more than 200,000 people around the world have gone from deafness to being able to converse on the telephone with the aid of an auditory prosthesis (Shannon, 2012).
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.
developing an auditory prosthesis for conveying complex spectrotemporal
Auditory prosthesis with a penetrating nerve array.