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Cochlear Implants: From Principles to Practice
David S Haynes, René H Gifford, George B Wanna, Alejandro C Rivas
Published: March 2020
Edition: 1/e

A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted electronic device that provides a sense of sound to a person who has a severe or profound hearing loss. A cochlear implant does not cure deafness or hearing impairment, but is a prosthetic substitute which directly stimulates the cochlea. There are over 250,000 users worldwide with 12,000 in the UK.

This book is a multidisciplinary guide to cochlear implantation in children and adults with sensorineural hearing loss (where the root cause lies in the inner ear or sensory organ, ie the cochlear and associated organs).

Beginning with discussion on the aetiology of hearing loss and assessment of cochlear implant candidacy, the next chapter discusses preoperative cochlear implant imaging.

Each of the following sections provides in depth coverage of different types of cochlear implantation and their potential outcomes. The final sections examine miscellaneous topics such as music perception in cochlear implantation, drug eluting electrodes, cost effectiveness, and reliability reporting.

Authored by internationally recognised, US-based specialists, the text is further enhanced by clinical and surgical photographs and illustrations.

Key points

  • Multidisciplinary guide to cochlear implantation in children and adults
  • Covers different types of cochlear implant and potential outcomes
  • Includes miscellaneous topics such as music perception, drug eluting electrodes, and reliability reporting
  • Internationally recognised, US-based author team

Author information

David S Haynes MD MMHC FACS
Endowed Director of Relationship Development, Vice Chair-Chief Academic Officer, Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Neurosurgery & Hearing and Speech Sciences, Neurotology Division/Fellowship Program/Cochlear Implant' Program Director, Skull Base Centre, Co-Director, Vanderbilt University Medical Centre, The Otology Group of Vanderbilt, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Rene H Gifford PhD
Professor, Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Centre, Director, Cochlear Implant Program, Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Centre,
Nashville, Tennessee, USA

George B Wanna MD FACS
Professor, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Chair, Department of Otolaryngology, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai and Mount Sinai Beth Israel; Chief of the Division of Otology  Neurotology at the Mount Sinai Health System, Director of Audiology, Hearing and Balance Center at the Mount Sinai Health System; Director of the Ear Institute at Mount Sinai Health System, New York City, USA

Alejandro C Rivas MD
Associate Service Chief, Department of Otology and Neurotology, Director of Endoscopic Ear Surgery, Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, The Otology Group of Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt University Medical Centre, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Product details
ISBN: 9781787791190
Size: 279x216
Pages: 264
Number of illustrations: 82
Number of images: 97
Cover type: Paperback
Subject area: Otolaryngology
Readership: ENT Surgeons
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