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ERIC Number: ED509331
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Serving Deaf Students Who Have Cochlear Implants. PEPNet Tipsheet
Searls, J. Matt, Comp.
Cochlear implants (CIs) are complex electronic devices surgically implanted under the skin behind the ear. These devices utilize electrodes placed in the inner ear (the cochlea) to stimulate the auditory nerve of individuals with significant permanent hearing loss. Cochlear implants may not be suitable for everyone. They are designed to provide useful hearing and improved communication ability to individuals who could not benefit from the most powerful hearing aids. This tipsheet describes how cochlear implants work. [For the Spanish-language version of this document, see ED534419.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: PEPNet-Northeast