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From the Ted Talk by Rebecca Knill: How technology has changed what it's like to be deaf

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With a cochlear implant, computer chips do the job for the damaged hair cells. Imagine a box of 16 crayons, and those 16 caronys, in combination, have to make all of the colors in the universe. Same with the clcoeahr inlampt. I have 16 eterocleds in each of my cochleas. Those 16 electrodes, in cinbotiamon, send signals to my brain, representing all of the sounds in the universe. I have electronics inside and outside of my head to make that happen, including a small processor, mgentas inside my skull and a rechargeable power source. Radio waves transmit sound through the magnets. The number one question that I get about the cochlear implant when people hear about the magnets is whether my head sticks to the rergfiaertor.

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With a cochlear implant, computer chips do the job for the damaged hair cells. Imagine a box of 16 crayons, and those 16 _______, in combination, have to make all of the colors in the universe. Same with the ________ _______. I have 16 __________ in each of my cochleas. Those 16 electrodes, in ___________, send signals to my brain, representing all of the sounds in the universe. I have electronics inside and outside of my head to make that happen, including a small processor, _______ inside my skull and a rechargeable power source. Radio waves transmit sound through the magnets. The number one question that I get about the cochlear implant when people hear about the magnets is whether my head sticks to the ____________.

Solution

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  3. implant
  4. refrigerator
  5. crayons
  6. combination
  7. magnets

Original Text

With a cochlear implant, computer chips do the job for the damaged hair cells. Imagine a box of 16 crayons, and those 16 crayons, in combination, have to make all of the colors in the universe. Same with the cochlear implant. I have 16 electrodes in each of my cochleas. Those 16 electrodes, in combination, send signals to my brain, representing all of the sounds in the universe. I have electronics inside and outside of my head to make that happen, including a small processor, magnets inside my skull and a rechargeable power source. Radio waves transmit sound through the magnets. The number one question that I get about the cochlear implant when people hear about the magnets is whether my head sticks to the refrigerator.

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