Cochlear Implants

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  • Cochlear Implants

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    Cochlear Implants As the life expectancy of the general population continues to increase, so has the number of people experiencing varying types of perceptual loss. One area of perceptual loss that is gaining more and more recognition is auditory functioning. The number of individuals experiencing a post-lingual hearing loss, or hearing loss after the acquisition of language, is increasing among the older adults in our society. This increase has facilitated a need for a means of managing such

  • Cochlear Implants

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    common among the deaf. My mother’s speech is very outstanding, and her lip reading is fantastic. I haven’t met many other deaf people with such great speaking ability. Growing up she would always get told, “Kerrie, why don’t you consider getting a cochlear implant?” With her being very confident, secure, and proud of who she is and the community in which she has grown up in, she refused every time the question was asked. Although she was a good candidate, she stood her ground for what she felt was right

  • The Cochlear Implant

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    The Cochlear Implant The cochlear implant is possibly one of the greatest inventions designed to benefit the deaf community. A cochlear implant is a device implanted internally behind a deaf persons ear with an external microphone, and is designed to provide artificial sounds to people who have nerve deafness in both ears and show no ability to understand speech through hearing aids. Since the development of the cochlear implant in the 1960’s, more than 10,000 people worldwide have been

  • Cochlear Implant

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    damaged. Ranges of technology such as hearing aids continue to expand and assist victims of hearing loss, however; the technology scientists had produced and offered to the public in the past, could only amplify sound. The development of the cochlear implant had significantly expanded ever since an Australian otolaryngologist, Professor Graeme Clark and his team of three Melbourne health professionals- audiologist Professor Richard Dowell, surgeons Dr Robert Webb and Dr Brian Pyman had successfully

  • cochlear implants

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    Cochlear Implants A cochlear implant is an electronic device that restores hearing for people anywhere from hard of hearing to the profoundly deaf. The cochlear implant is surgically implanted under the skin behind the ear. The surgeon puts the electrode array inside the inner ear and than inside the cochlea. The implant works by a device outside the ear, which rests on the skin behind the ear. It is held upright by a magnet and is also connected by a lead to a sound professor. What happens when

  • What are Cochlear Implants?

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    Cochlear Implants By three years old, children are expected to be talking in simple sentences to communicate with people, however in my case, I did not talk at all which my parents became concerned and believed that I am just having a speech delay which they began to encourage me to talk more. As time proceeded, my parents realized that there is something wrong with me, so they took me to audiologist to get my hearing tested, as it is one of primary reason why the children isn’t talking. I never

  • Cochlear Implants and the Internet

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    Since my specialty is education of the deaf and hard-of-hearing (D/HH), I have been exposed to the highly emotionally charged debates on the issue of cochlear implants (CI). I was interested in finding out how easy (or difficult) it would be for hearing parents with deaf children to receive balanced and unbiased information on cochlear implants. Could they acquire the knowledge they would need in order to make informed decisions on behalf of their children on the World Wide Web? For those unfamiliar

  • Cochlear Implants Essay

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    learning and development (Connor et al., 2006). One viable solution to this problem takes the form of cochlear implants. An artificial cochlear unit is surgically implanted in the ear and functions by translating sounds directly into electrical impulses and sending them to the brain (Roland & Tobey, 2013, p. 1175). Despite the high success rates that they have produced, critics contend that cochlear implants should not be carried out on very young children. They cite certain physiological concerns as well

  • A Perspective on Cochlear Implants

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    For my project I wanted to focus on the different points of view and the various biases that surround the debate of cochlear implants, whether it is from the point of view of members of the deaf community, parents who have children who are born deaf or members of the medical community. Because I find that all three aspects of the debate carry valid points however often times because the point of views vary to such a drastic degree carry many biases within their individual articles. Firstly I will

  • Cochlear Implants Essay

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    which is damaging our ears. There is a solution to this damage though, and that is cochlear implants. These implants will bypass the damaged part of your ear to give you a sense of sound that can be made very useful to the patient. This paper will look into how the ear works, how hearing loss happens, why these cochlear implants are a good solution, how these implants work, cost and ethics related to these implants, and what the future holds for them. Hearing allows us to take in noises from the