&#10&#84&#104&#101&#114&#101’&#115 &#103&#111&#111&#100 news &#102&#111&#114 &#112&#97&#114&#101&#110&#116&#115 who &#104&#97&#118&#101 a child born &#119&#105&#116&#104 significant &#104&#101&#97&#114&#105&#110&#103 &#108&#111&#115&#115. Advances in &#116&#101&#99&#104&#110&#111&#108&#111&#103&#121 &#97&#114&#101 making &#105&#116 possible to address profound hearing loss &#105&#110 &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 as young as 12 &#109&#111&#110&#116&#104&#115 of age.

&#10&#65&#112&#112&#114&#111&#120&#105&#109&#97&#116&#101&#108&#121 one of &#101&#118&#101&#114&#121 &#49,&#48&#48&#48 newborns in &#116&#104&#101 United States-about 33 &#98&#97&#98&#105&#101&#115 per &#100&#97&#121&#45&#105&#115 born profoundly deaf.

Fortunately, there are &#116&#114&#101&#97&#116&#109&#101&#110&#116 alternatives. &#70&#111&#114 example, &#99&#111&#99&#104&#108&#101&#97&#114 &#105&#109&#112&#108&#97&#110&#116&#115 are small, &#99&#111&#109&#112&#108&#101&#120, implantable electronic &#100&#101&#118&#105&#99&#101&#115 that restore hearing by bypassing the damaged parts &#111&#102 the ear to directly stimulate the auditory &#110&#101&#114&#118&#101, and may &#98&#101 beneficial to those who &#99&#97&#110&#110&#111&#116 &#104&#101&#97&#114 &#111&#114 &#117&#110&#100&#101&#114&#115&#116&#97&#110&#100 speech well &#119&#105&#116&#104 a &#104&#101&#97&#114&#105&#110&#103 aid.

One of the &#108&#97&#116&#101&#115&#116 &#100&#101&#118&#101&#108&#111&#112&#109&#101&#110&#116&#115 in cochlear implant technology is &#116&#104&#101 HiResolution Bionic &#69&#97&#114 System. Developed by Advanced Bionics Corporation, the Neuromodulation Group of Boston Scientific &#67&#111&#114&#112&#111&#114&#97&#116&#105&#111&#110, it is &#100&#101&#115&#99&#114&#105&#98&#101&#100 as the only cochlear implant &#115&#121&#115&#116&#101&#109 that &#99&#97&#110 provide HiResolution &#115&#111&#117&#110&#100, which is designed to enhance the &#102&#105&#110&#101 details of &#115&#111&#117&#110&#100 &#116&#111 stimulate a more natural hearing nerve response for both &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 with profound hearing loss and &#97&#100&#117&#108&#116&#115 with severe or profound &#104&#101&#97&#114&#105&#110&#103 &#108&#111&#115&#115.

Potential &#97&#100&#118&#97&#110&#116&#97&#103&#101&#115 &#111&#102 the &#99&#111&#99&#104&#108&#101&#97&#114 implant include &#98&#101&#116&#116&#101&#114 &#100&#105&#115&#116&#97&#110&#99&#101 hearing, &#99&#111&#109&#102&#111&#114&#116&#97&#98&#108&#101 loudness growth, and clearer, more understandable speech.

Experts &#115&#97&#121 &#112&#101&#111&#112&#108&#101 with cochlear implants can hold normal conversations, hear in noisy environments such &#97&#115 restaurants, use &#116&#104&#101 &#116&#101&#108&#101&#112&#104&#111&#110&#101, &#119&#111&#114&#107, &#112&#97&#114&#116&#105&#99&#105&#112&#97&#116&#101 &#105&#110 sports, attend &#115&#99&#104&#111&#111&#108, and even play musical instruments.

Early screening and &#105&#109&#112&#108&#101&#109&#101&#110&#116&#97&#116&#105&#111&#110 of a hearing device, &#115&#117&#99&#104 as &#97 cochlear implant, &#104&#97&#118&#101 medical, financial and &#115&#111&#99&#105&#97&#108 benefits. &#67&#111&#99&#104&#108&#101&#97&#114 implants, &#99&#111&#117&#112&#108&#101&#100 &#119&#105&#116&#104 auditory &#116&#104&#101&#114&#97&#112&#121, &#99&#97&#110 help young children &#109&#111&#114&#101 &#113&#117&#105&#99&#107&#108&#121 acquire the &#115&#112&#101&#101&#99&#104, language and social skills &#110&#101&#101&#100&#101&#100 to &#115&#117&#99&#99&#101&#115&#115&#102&#117&#108&#108&#121 mainstream into regular classrooms &#119&#105&#116&#104 their normal-hearing peers, said Patricia Trautwein, Au.D., &#100&#105&#114&#101&#99&#116&#111&#114 of auditory education and &#116&#114&#97&#105&#110&#105&#110&#103 &#102&#111&#114 Advanced Bionics.

Nearly half of &#97&#108&#108 cochlear &#105&#109&#112&#108&#97&#110&#116 recipients &#97&#114&#101 &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110. &#67&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 benefit most &#102&#114&#111&#109 a &#99&#111&#99&#104&#108&#101&#97&#114 implant when their hearing &#108&#111&#115&#115 &#105&#115 detected in its beginning stages and they receive &#101&#97&#114&#108&#121 intervention and treatment.

Adult candidates for a cochlear implant are most often those who &#97&#114&#101 post-lingually deaf in &#98&#111&#116&#104 &#101&#97&#114&#115. These &#105&#110&#100&#105&#118&#105&#100&#117&#97&#108&#115 &#116&#121&#112&#105&#99&#97&#108&#108&#121 &#114&#101&#99&#101&#105&#118&#101 limited benefit from &#104&#101&#97&#114&#105&#110&#103 &#97&#105&#100&#115.

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