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Stimulators, Electrical, Auditory

Definition : Electrical stimulators designed to apply electrical stimuli containing sound information to the inner ear. These stimulators typically consist of partially implantable devices that include external sensors to obtain sound information and convert it into electric signals (e.g., microphones), processors to modify and/or amplify the signals, and implantable cables with electrodes at the distal end to deliver the signals to the internal ear structures. Auditory electrical stimulators are usually partially implantable devices; dedicated stimulators intended to apply electrical signals to the cochlea are available.

Entry Terms : "Stimulators, Auditory" , "Auditory Electrical Stimulators" , "Stimulators, Evoked-Potential Units"

UMDC code : 18483

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