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- Cochlear Bionic Ear - 1,342 words
Cochlear Bionic Ear 1. Issues Should they increase or decrease the price? Should they invest in marketing their implant better? Should they use the extra capacity to launch a children model or a cheaper second one? 2. Background Company In 1979, Nucleus Limited, a local company specializing in cardiac pacemakers and diagnostics ultrasound imaging equipment was chosen to commercialize an implanting hearing devices into the cochlea, or inner ear, invented by the University of Melbourne, Australia. By September 1982, they were ready to perform the first implant, which proved to be a huge success. The following year, Nucleus Cochlear Pty Limited set up in Sydney to handle the new innovations ...
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- Cochlear Bionic Ear - 1,473 words
... , the quality of the product isnt so good, it isnt yet enough developed Need three months of practice and training for children, it may take even years Impossibility to predict before a surgical operation how each individual patient would respond only 50% were eventually able to understand speech without lip reading, and could even use the telephone New product development could not be heavily publicized because users would put off any buying decision when they anticipated a model change, which caused serious inventory problems They have a poor return on assets due to the fact that only 50% of the production capacity is used The price is relatively high, $30,000 including hospital ...
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- Hearing Loss - 1,091 words
Hearing Loss Being deaf is a handicap that afflicts millions of people around the world every year. Hearing loss can result from any number of afflictions that can affect the outer, middle, or inner ear. The range of hearing loss can also vary from mild to severe. The ear is made up of the outer, middle and inner ear. The outer ear consists of the auricle, the external auditory canal and the lobe. The outer ear helps to funnel sound and noise into the middle ear. The middle ear consists of the eardrum and the three middle ear bones, the Mallues, Incus, and the Stapes. The middle ears primary function is to conduct sound. The inner ear is where sound is interpreted through electrical impulses ...
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- Hearing Loss - 1,068 words
... neuroma is a benign tumor that grows on the auditory nerve near the point where it enters the labyrinth of the inner ear. The tumor causes gradual and progressive loss of auditory and vestibular nerve functions on one side. Eventually the tumor grows out into the brain cavity, causing headaches and paralysis. If it is not removed, blindness and death may result. Fortunately, acoustic neuroma usually can be diagnosed early by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and removed before it has serious consequences. (Lucente 151) Mnire's disease, also called endolymphatic hydrops, is a fairly common disorder of the labyrinth of the inner ear that affects both the vestibular nerve, with resultant at ...
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- People With Disabilities - 1,270 words
People With Disabilities The nature, causality, assessment, prevention, accommodation, and my personal reflection of the hearing loss will be discussed in my paper. I. Nature of the Exceptionally: According to Gallaudet University, approximately 1 of every 1,000 infants is born deaf while 6 of every 1,000 are born with some degree of hearing loss. Permanent hearing loss at birth annually affects 24,000 infants in the USA. In other words, 6 infants per 1,000 will have a hearing loss in a least one ear that will affect communication, cognition, and educational development. Twenty to thirty percent of hearing loss in children occurs during infancy and early childhood. Some will suffer hearing l ...
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- The Nervous System - 397 words
The Nervous System The Nervous System Vertebrates have a spinal column or backbone. Vertebrates have neurons that are outside that spinal column called Peripheral Neurons and neurons inside the spinal column and head called Central Neurons. i) Peripheral Neurons (R) a) Efferent Nerves (motor nerves) send signals from central nerves to effector organs; b) Afferent Nerves (sensory nerves) send signals from sensory receptor to the central nervous system. ii) Central Nervous System (CNS) is made up of your brain and spinal cord; both are made up of cells called neurons; most neurons are Interneurons, which connect all neurons together; nerves are bundles of neurons Reflex Arc Since your spinal c ...
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