Cochlear Implants - Glossary

Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD
Last Updated on Jul 08, 2016
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Glossary

Electrodes: An electric conductor used to disperse electric signals or receive electric signals for measurement.

Cochlea: A snail-shell shaped structure of the inner ear that contains the organ of hearing.

Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A type of hearing impairment caused by the damaged sensory organ (cochlea) or the auditory nerve.

Auditory Training: Formal training using hearing and listening activities with an aim to optimize sound identification and speech perception.

Speech and Language Therapy: Therapy that involves identification, evaluation and correction of speech and language disorders caused by various sensory, motor or neurological disorders.

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