Basic knowledge about Cochlear Implant
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01.What is a Cochlear Implant?
• the outside component is the sound processor, that is generally worn behind the ear and, by means of a magnet antenna, transmits digital impulses,
• the inside component, the actual implant, is inserted into the cranial bone close to the ear, has a coil to receive signals and an array of electrodes which are placed into the cochlea.