Science Saturday OT: Cochlear Implants

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Cochlear implants are the most incredible invention that many people haven’t heard of. They’re electronic devices that allow deaf people to hear. I had a coworker several years ago who suddenly went deaf as a kid and had one. The way it works doesn’t replicate hearing perfectly. My coworker had a hard time hearing what you said if there was a lot of background noise, and apparently it doesn’t replicate tone well.

 

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zulu trader
zulu trader
04/10/2021 2:25 pm

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pompano
04/10/2021 12:10 pm

pompano
04/10/2021 12:10 pm

My sister and her doctors are trying to figure out if this will work for her. They’ve ruled out physical damage to the ear structures and are trying to determine if the nerves will send the signals.
Also considering the Bone-anchored option.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
04/10/2021 10:09 am

Cochlear implants can bring so much joy to the child’s life. It may not sound perfect to our ears, but imagine just being able to interact with every kid you meet instead of hoping the other kids at school know sign language.

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  Severely Concussed
04/10/2021 2:12 pm

This tech is incredible. These videos remind me of the colorblindness videos. When the brain finally experiences something it was designed for but hasn’t been able to experience brings people to immediate tears. It’s hard to watch without someone cutting onions nearby.

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  Tony Sommer
04/10/2021 11:45 am

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Guys like me are lucky that guys like you create free content for guys like me to enjoy.

chiefshabs
chiefshabs
Reply to  MasterChief
04/10/2021 12:17 pm

Hear! Hear! Pun intended.

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