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cochlear implant

cochlear implant n. a device to improve the hearing of profoundly deaf people who derive no benefit from conventional hearing aids. It consists of an electrode that is permanently implanted into the inner ear (cochlea). An external battery-powered device with a microphone and an electronic processing unit passes information to the electrode using radio-frequency waves.

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