New topics covered in the second edition:preservation of residual hearing following cochlear implant surgeryprogramming cochlear implants for patients with substantial residual hearing in the low-frequency range, including electrode array optionscochlear implant impedances and the impact of impedance on programming and managementsignal coding strategies and signal processingtheoretical concepts that may influence cochlear implant programming
Praise for the previous edition:
"Overall, the second edition of Cochlear Implants is an excellent resource for professionals and students in various disciplines (otolaryngology, audiology, education of the deaf, and basic sciences) involved with the care or understanding of hearing loss. This edition serves its purpose for learning and reference in a condensed textbook that will be well used." -- The Laryngoscope
Cochlear Implants, Third Edition, has been completely revised to include the most up-to-date information on the clinical and translational sciences related to this rapidly evolving technology. It contains chapters on the latest developments in the field, including those in: genetics, neuroplasticity, expanding criteria for implantation, the application of implant technology to tinnitus and vestibular issues, music perception, and intraoperative monitoring.
Key Features:Covers basic techniques as well as new concepts and areas of expansion, making it appropriate for beginners as well as experienced practitioners Includes information on the latest advancements in cochlear implant programming concepts Written by experts in the field who are spearheading advancements in cochlear implant technology
This book will be a valuable reference for otolaryngologists – head and neck surgeons, audiologists, neurotologists, speech pathologists, and all professionals involved in the design and usage of cochlear implants as well as an essential text for audiology students.
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There are very few books about evoked potentials and objective measures in cochlear implants, making this a great resource for audiology graduate students or seasoned audiologists with little cochlear implant experience.
This unique text is designed to provide information on best practices assessment of implant candidacy as well as the postoperative assessment of performance over the long term. This book is written for audiologists, speech-language pathologists and deaf educators to serve as a clinical handbook on the assessment tools and therapeutic intervention that are critical during the pre- and post-implant periods. Given that the numbers of both adult and pediatric cochlear implant recipients continue to increase, more and more clinicians will be expected to gain and maintain a level of experience surrounding the clinical management of this population. Though this book contains useful information for even the most seasoned clinicians, it will serve an especially important role in the education and training of students and clinicians being introduced to cochlear implant clinical practice. Having an experienced audiologist and speech-language pathologist authoring this work unites the inter-disciplinary nature of this practice.
New or expanded topics include:The relationship of hearing loss to brain disordersJob fitnessAccommodations under the Americans with Disabilities ActBlast injuryRecreational music and hearing lossHypothesis of progressive NIHL after noise cessationSolvent ototoxicityAppropriate exchange rate for predicting noise hazardThe American Medical Associations method of measurement of hearing disability
This new edition provides practical guidance for expert witnesses and legal practitioners and is essential for otolaryngologists, audiologists, occupational physicians, attorneys handling hearing loss claims, and claims management professionals.