— François Arnaud, for Interview Magazine
THIS IS WHAT HEARING THROUGH A COCHLEAR IMPLANT SOUNDS LIKE
A cochlear implant is an electronic device that can help people hear.
The phrase you are hearing is “what kind of bait do you use to catch salmon?” and you are hearing this through different channels. It’s channel 4, 8, 12, 20 and the last phrase is normal speech.
The channel number refers to the number of stimulation sites within the ear.
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Some channels sound like they are straight out of a horror movie right? But just to be safe, I’m not implying that cochlear implants are a bad piece of technology. It’s amazing that they provide some sort of hearing to those who otherwise could not hear at all, but as you can see there’s definitly some room for improvement!
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