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What a Cochlear Implant sounds like

Ever surprise what a cochlear implant feels like? We requested this younger girl to reply simply that query. The affected person wears a cochlear implant on her proper ear and has regular listening to in her left. We play the unique sentence to her implant after which play edited variations to her regular listening to ear. The match sounds surprisingly near the unique sentence. This analysis was performed on the Cochlear Implant Analysis lab at Arizona State College underneath the route of Michael Dorman. Go to:


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  • So the muffled last sound is what people with cochlear impants would hear when listening to the original sound file "the sun is finally shining"? It sounds like when you listen to music on a radio with the "highs" tuned completely down.

  • I was expecting something more robotic like some of the other examples. That sounds so much like normal hearing, only a little muffled. Wow!

  • I have have bilateral nerve damage in both ears since birth. I was able to make due with two behind the ear hearing aids fro 1965-2008. (I received my first set of hearing aids when I was three years old ). I then lost my hearing totally in my left ear and only hear about 25% in my right ear in 2008. In 2013 I was forced into retirement after 34 years because I could no longer conduct board or staff meetings. (I started as a respiratory therapist and as the hearing got worse I went to college at night to get my BA, and MBA. My career ended as a hospital administrator. I thank God for the time I have been able to hear. I was approved for bilateral Cochlear implants in 2008 but have been to afraid to take the leap. Soon I will need to. I love the fact that you can program the Cochlear implant aid to coincide with the opposite ear. Thank you for a positive video!

  • I often get surprised when my deaf ear picks up sound i'm not expecting. there is some hearing there but its mostly higher pitch frequencies.

    Although i have partial deafness in my good ear too hearings aids don't seem to do a lot other than make my ear drum tickle so I don't bother with them.

    I wondered about these implants and how they sound compared to natural hearing but this is the first video i have seen that gives comparison.

  • I don't understand why they don't let the patients adjust it themselves. The app should be user friendly enough to allow the patients to adjust it. I mean its 2021.

  • The one before the last and the one at 1:10 sounded exactly right the original, and she said that the previous one at 0:52 sounded closer while it was way off low and muffled.