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.
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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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To avoid the “silent epidemic of hearing loss, it is necessary to promote early screening, use hearing protection, and change public attitudes toward noise. Successful treatments of hearing loss deal with restoring hearing sensitivity via hearing aids, including cochlear, brainstem, or midbrain implants. Both the technical aspects and effects on the quality of life of these devices are discussed.
The integration of all aspects of hearing, hearing loss, prevention, and treatment make this a perfect one-volume course in audiology at the graduate student level. However, it is also a great reference for established audiologists, ear surgeons, neurologists, and pediatric and geriatric professionals.Presents an in-depth overview of hearing loss, causes and prevention, treatments, and future directions in the fieldWritten for researchers and clinicians, such as auditory neuroscientists, audiologists, neurologists, speech pathologists, pediatricians, and geriatriciansPresents the benefits and problems with hearing aids and cochlear implantsIncludes important quality of life issues
From surgical considerations, through insurance and lifestyle issues, to counseling, this book is an ideal patient hand-out. It also meets the needs of medical and allied health professionals in the communication sciences in understanding and being able to serve the information needs of parents in this situation.