Definition of cochlear in US English:

cochlear

adjective

  • See cochlea

    • ‘Sensorineural hearing loss indicates a disease or abnormality of the inner ear or cochlear portion of the eighth cranial nerve.’
    • ‘The presence of tinnitus often heralds a cochlear hearing loss.’
    • ‘No significant cochlear impairment was noticed in metabolically well-controlled diabetic patients in comparison to controls.’
    • ‘A device called a cochlear implant can be surgically inserted in the inner ear of children as young as 12 months of age to stimulate hearing.’
    • ‘When a hearing aid does not give sufficient amplification, as with profound deafness, a cochlear implant may help.’

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