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Cochlear implants

  1. 1. 11/8/2010 1 James Weagle, Cochlear Implant
  2. 2. Improving the restoration of hearing Receive the actual sound and amplify them for the deaf rather than just giving them a representation of sound Reduce the size of the external portion for easier use 11/8/2010 2James Weagle, Cochlear Implant
  3. 3.  A Cochlear Implant is a small, complex device surgically embedded into a persons skull to help provide a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard-of-hearing.  This technology will provide those who can’t hear a better way of living their lives by being able to interact with things and people that surround them by ways of communication.  Improving the abilities of this technology will hopefully give those who can’t hear, the actual ability to hear things around them and help better that person’s speech capabilities. 11/8/2010 3James Weagle, Cochlear Implant
  4. 4. Special Features Improving these special features for the Cochlear Implant by making the product able to reproduce regular sound, rather than just being able to help people better understand the sound, will give the deaf and hard-of-hearing population the ability to hear normally. These implants may lead to a possible surgical procedure to fix a persons hearing overall without the use of the implant.  Helps people recognize warning signals  Allows people to understand other sounds in the environment  Enables a person to enjoy a conversation in person or by telephone 11/8/2010 4James Weagle, Cochlear Implant
  5. 5. Comparison table: Technology We are speaking about Like Technologies Cochlear Implants Hearing Aids Ear Phones Speakers 11/8/2010 5James Weagle, Cochlear Implant
  6. 6. Children and adults who are deaf or severely hard-of-hearing can be fitted for cochlear implants. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as of April 2009, approximately 188,000 people worldwide have received implants. In the United States, roughly 41,500 adults and 25,500 children have received them. Adults who have lost all or most of their hearing later in life often can benefit from cochlear implants. They learn to associate the signal provided by an implant with sounds they remember. This often provides recipients with the ability to understand speech solely by listening through the implant, without requiring any visual cues such as those provided by lipreading or sign language. (Both Excerpts are from 11/8/2010 6James Weagle, Cochlear Implant
  7. 7. If there is a major problem with your Cochlear Implant, you are advised to go to the surgeon who gave you the implant to check it out and fix whatever bugs there are. If the problem is minor, simply have someone call our company at 555-786-9010 to get immediate help. Replacement for implants are free 11/8/2010 7James Weagle, Cochlear Implant
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  11. 11.  d.asp  tm Technologies Offered for Different Senses  ngnews/eyeontech/main2373433.shtml  ople/technology-helps-local-mute-girl-speak  information.php 11/8/2010 11James Weagle, Cochlear Implant
  12. 12. In conclusion, the Cochlear Implant will be even more beneficial to the deaf and hard-of-hearing population due to the massive improvements made to it. Allowing the deaf to hear normally as non-deaf people do, and reducing the size of the outer device making it harder to distinguish upon someone's person will surely bring satisfaction to each person. 11/8/2010 12James Weagle, Cochlear Implant