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What cochlear implants actually sound like

Posted by / November 24, 2017

Cochlear implants can bring hearing to the deaf, but most of us will never know exactly what that sounds like. This video explains the science of cochlear implants––basically, it pipes frequencies straight into one’s brain. Your brain then has to interpret the frequencies. The problem is the brain doesn’t know exactly how to interpret those frequencies. The resulting sounds are described like a toy running out of batteries, and the sounds lack pick and timbre.

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