The cochlear implant bypasses damaged parts of the inner ear and electronically stimulates the nerve of hearing. Part of the device is surgically implanted in the skull behind the ear and tiny wires are inserted into the cochlea.
Auditory Training – instruction designed to maximize an individual’s use of residual hearing by means of both formal and informal listening practice
Etiology – physiological reason or cause for any anomaly
MAP – specifications of threshold, suprathreshold, and frequency by which the speech processor of a cochlear implant processes the speech signal and delivers it in electrical form to the electrodes in the electrode array
Residual Hearing – the hearing remaining in a person who has a hearing loss
Speech Reading – speech recognition using auditory and visual cues