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Cochlear Implant Research Paper

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Imagine yourself a new parent. After 9 months of waiting, a new member has been added to your life. You are drowning in happiness. You have many wishes for your newborn daughter. After a few hours, a technician screening your daughter’s hearing and he has some devastating news for you. Your daughter is deaf, possibly profoundly deaf. Your ideal world destroy for a while and then there are many questions arising from such news, What will we do? Will she ever be able to speak? How do I begin to communicate with my daughter? How can she live without us? Hearing Loss The World Health Organization (WHO) declared, “Over 5% of the world’s population- 360 million people - has disabling hearing loss (328 million adults and 32 million children). Disabling hearing loss refers to hearing loss greater…show more content…
(Shafa online. ir) Cochlear Implant Design and Function Today cochlear implant allows deaf and hard- of- hearing children and adults access to sound, as well as the ability to speak. A cochlear implant is an electronic device which is surgically implanted. It can help to provide a sense of sound to the victim, who is profoundly deaf or severely hard-of-hearing. Stith & Drasgow (2005) stated a cochlear implant is an electronic device, which surgically implanted under the skin. It is consists of an internal and an external part. The internal parts consist of electrodes and a receiver. The auditory nerve stimulated by the electrodes, which positioned in the cochlea. A microphone, sound processor, transmitter (coils) and cables makes the external parts of the cochlear implant. The microphone collected the sound and sent them to the sound processor. The sound processor encoded the sound into electrical signals. They continued that the electrical signals produced by a sound processor sent to the coil by transmitting
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