Monthly Archives: October 2011

Bilateral cochlear implant language development

This is a fascinating look at Lily’s language development from 9 months (pre-implants) to 48 months in a series of videos. Lily received bilateral cochlear implants at 10 months. (The videos aren’t captioned yet, however there are a series of … Continue reading

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Alarums and excursions

I seem to have spent quite a lot of my time in the Big Smoke recently – including a mad dash thereto earlier this week to do a talking head segment for an overseas network programme. Suffice it to say … Continue reading

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1 + 1 = 3

Imagine you were born with no legs. Years later, you are given an artificial leg. It works perfectly, but you have to learn how to walk with it. When you’ve never had a leg before, you’ll struggle to learn how … Continue reading

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Mike’s hand built cochlear implant processor

For the Geeks among us, it’s possible to build your own speech processor and save about $7,000 on buying a Harmony. A PSP body processor headpiece and cable plug into the connector at the left edge of the gold board. … Continue reading

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Envoy Esteem hearing implant

Envoy’s Esteem implant is not a hearing aid. It’s an implant for people with a hearing loss and a working cochlea and middle ear, who wish to have an invisible device which allows them to hear quite naturally. The battery … Continue reading

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