What Is The Cochlear Implant and How Does It Work?

Another name for the Cochlear Implant is the “Bionic Ear”. It is an artificial hearing device which electrically stimulates nerves inside the inner ear. There are two parts to the cochlear implant, one is placed under the skin during an operation in a hospital. The parts placed under the skin are electronic and are needed to control the electric current into the ear and to change the electrical signal into speech. The second part is worn on the outside of the of the head. It has a microphone to pick up the sound waves. A speech processor, which turns the voice sounds into electronic signals, and a transmitting coil which sends signals to the equipment inside the deaf person’s ear  


SOURCES:INTERNET: "Bionic Ear." KIDCYBER. Web. <http://www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/bionicear.html>.
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