Bionic Hearing

Feature

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Michael Chorost was born with a severe hearing impairment, the result of a rubella epidemic in the 1960s. He used hearing aids, learned to speak, went to regular schools and got his Ph.D. in English. Then, a few years ago, Michael's residual hearing abruptly gave out. His world went silent. Jocelyn Gonzales has the story of how Chorost replaced his lost sense of hearing with an amazing machine.

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Jocelyn Gonzales

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Liz Thompson from Grove City, Ohio

I had my first CI in 2002 in my right ear. The speech processor was analog. In 2009, I had a CI in my left ear and now have digital speech processors on both ears. I have the Cochlear Nucleus 24 contour. I'm wondering how this 8-channel demo compares to my 24-contour. Is channels equivalent to electrodes? In 2002 and again in 2003 or 2004, I worked with Dr. Dorman and Tony with testing on my analog CI. Will there be new testing for the digital? Especially since they have a music program available. I would love to be tested again with this program.

Aug. 29 2009 09:03 AM

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