Today, Tuesday, February 25, we celebrate the International Cochlear Implant Day. A day that serves to remember one of the great medical advances of the last century that has changed the lives of thousands of people since 1957. This small electronic device has provided, in Spain alone, a soundtrack for more than 15 thousand people, including children and adults.
He International Cochlear Implant Day It serves not only to commemorate the first implementation of this hearing solution, but also, and above all, it represents an opportunity to raise awareness among citizens about the difficulties that people with hearing loss must face and the importance that this type of hearing solutions. A good example is that of Jose Luiswho acknowledges having experienced a change “exponential and miraculous” thanks to the cochlear implant.
Today is also a good day to remember what a computer is and how it works. cochlear implant. This hearing solution is a electronic medical device that replaces the function of the damaged inner ear. Has Two parts: an external call sound processorand one internal which is located in the inner ear through a simple surgical intervention. The processor collects and transmits the sound, digitally encoded, to the internal part of the system, which converts these signals into electrical impulses and thus stimulates the auditory nerve. This sends the impulses to the brain, where they are interpreted as sound.
After the operationthe implanted person must attend device programming and adjustment sessionsin addition to performing auditory rehabilitation in a specialized center with the support and monitoring of a audiology professional. After the intervention and the adaptation process, users not only recover their hearing ability, but they can also speak and understand language. What I said: it changes their lives.