auditory prostheses meaning

  "auditory prostheses" in a sentence
Electronic hearing devices typically used for patients with normal outer and middle ear function,but defective inner ear function. In the COCHLEA,the hair cells (HAIR CELLS,VESTIBULAR) may be absent or damaged but there are residual nerve fibers. The device electrically stimulates the COCHLEAR NERVE to create sound sensation.


  1. The institute investigates technological and neuroscientific aspects of neuroprosthetic devices with main focus on auditory prostheses.
  2. Other applications include bladder prostheses; cochlear and brain-stem auditory prostheses and retinal and thalamic visual prostheses.
  3. House Ear Institute scientists have been involved in many firsts in the fields of otology, neurotology, skull base surgery, implantable auditory prostheses, and electrophysiology.
  4. Cochlear implants ( CIs ), auditory brain stem implants ( ABIs ), and auditory midbrain implants ( AMIs ) are the three main categories for auditory prostheses.

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