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Audiology 2006;2(2): 107-113.
Published online: December 31, 2006.
doi: http://doi.org/10.21848/audiol.2006.2.2.107
인공와우 시스템 Nucleus FreedomTM의 새로운 기술
한림대학교 대학원 청각학전공, 스타키 코리아
New Technology in Nucleus Freedom Cochlear Implant System
Wook Song
Graduate Program in Audiology, Hallym University, Chunchon, Starkey Korea, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence  Wook Song ,Tel: (02) 6466-2143, Fax: (02) 465-1031, Email: Brian_song@starkey.co.kr
Received: March 5, 2006;  Accepted: September 21, 2006.  Published online: December 31, 2006.
Cochlear Limited released the fourth generation cochlear implant system, Nucleus FreedomTM in 2005. Freedom is based on 25 years of experience in cochlear implant research and development and incorporates advances in medicine, electronic technology, and sound coding. This article presents the input processing options of SmartSoundTM: BeamTM, WhisperTM, ADROTM and ASCTM to improve the signal coding as electrical signals. Preliminary results from multicenter studies with the Freedom system were reported, demonstrating better levels of performance compared those with the previous systems.
Key Words: Cochlear implant·Coding strategy·Electroacoustic stimulation·Nucleus freedom.
중심단어: 인공와우· 언어처리방식· 전기음향자극· Nucleus freedom.
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