The implanted component parts of the cochlear device electrical array are as follows:
The vestibulocochlear nerve (a composite sensory nerve in its healthy state, receiving dictates from the hair cells of the vestibular organ and the hair cells of the cochlea) is mechanically stimulated by an electrical field generated by electrical stimulace from about 24 conductors (depends on manufacture).
Conductors are arranged to imitate the natural function of the cochlea, to dictate a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that distinguishes words in tonal languages in a similar manner than the follicles on the basilar membrane are arranged and, are inserted in the cochlea which in turn is winded around the vestibulocochlear nerve. The electrodes consist usually of highly conductive platinum which connects to the receiving system and is insulated with a specified siloxane rubber.
The outer ear piece of the cochlear device electrical array is as follow:
The microphone intercepts all sound waves and deliver data to the interpreter which also functions through a microchip as a minuscule computing device processing the sound and sends coded radio intelligence via the transmitter to the implanted receiving system. The implanted component is energized via electrical impulses through the transmitter.