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January 10, 2005

Introduction to Cochlear Implants

From:, UK - Jan 10, 2005
Suitable for KS3/4 pupils & teachers

This website has been produced by MED-EL, a company that produces cochlear implants, devices that pick up sound vibrations and directly stimulate the auditory nerve to send signals to the brain, so producing the sensation of hearing. It provides an introduction to the anatomy of the ear, how the ear works and how we normally hear, how hearing loss arises, how such implants work and their benefits. There are additional sections for parents together with a good range of FAQs and answers. © Guardian Newspapers Limited 2005