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Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Hearing Devices

Edited by: Michael J. Ruckenstein
448 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Hardcover, 7 x 10"
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Hearing remains the only human sense that can be restored if damaged. Thus, cochlear implants and other implantable hearing mechanisms have become more prevalent solutions to modern-day hearing trauma, making it imperative for clinicians to gain expertise on the subject. This text will provide hearing professionals -- who are oftentimes ignorant of the fundamental indications for and benefits of hearing devices -- with the knowledge necessary to wholly understand these implantable mechanisms so that they can incorporate them into their practices.


  • U. Ullal, Newcastle on Tyne, UK, The Journal of Laryngology & Otology (January 2013):
    "The chapters are indeed concise and well organised, and provide a good outline of information on history, design, candidate selection, imaging and surgical options, in the context of adult and pediatric implants. The book tells you all you need to know about cochlear implants and other implantable devices, in an easy-to-read manner, and brings you "up-to-speed" with today's practice. This text should appeal to students, otolaryngologists, audiologists, hearing therapists, and speech pathologists interested in cochlear implants."

  • #, Doody's (2015):
    ""Named to Doody's Core Titles in the Health Sciences 2015 list""

  • Yu-Lan Mary Ying M.D., Otology & Neurotology (July 2013):
    "Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Hearing Devices is a very organized book that covers the field of cochlear implantation in a complete and logical way...Even for the surgeons who do the surgery, these other chapters provide a nice overview of the programming strategies and remind us of the team approach needed for an optimal implant outcome...It is an easy to read book, yet thorough in its breadth of coverage. Trainees in otolaryngology and audiology, medical students, and those in practice who take care of cochlear implant patients will find this book useful in providing a comprehensive overview of cochlear implants plus understanding of other available innovative implantable devices."

1 History of Implantable Hearing Devices
Marc D. Eisen
2 Designing and Building a Cochlear Implant Program
Linda S. Burg, David Friedland and Christina Runge
3 Electrode Designs for Cochlear Implantation
Charles G. Wright and Peter S. Roland
4 Signal Processing Strategies for Cochlear Implants
Blake S. Wilson and Michael F. Dorman
5 Cochlear Implant Candidate Selection
René H. Gifford
6 Imaging of Cochlear Implants
Suyash Mohan, Ellen G. Hoeffner, and Laurie A. Loevner
7 Surgical Techniques for Cochlear Implants in Adults
Jason Brandt, D.C. Bigelow, and Michael J. Ruckenstein
8 Cochlear Implants – Surgical Techniques, special considerations –Pediatric and malformed cochleae
Luv Javia
9 The Suprameatal approach: An Alternative Surgical Technique for Cohlear Implantation
Lela Migorov and Jona Kronenberg
10 Hearing Preservation: Cochlear Implantation and Electro-acoustic Stimulation
Sandra Prentiss and Hinrich Staecker
11 Bilateral cochlear implantation
Robert R. Peters
12 Adult Cochlear Implant Programming: A Basic Introduction
Michelle Montes and Jennifer Rotz
13 Pediatric Cochlear Implant Programming: A Basic Introduction
Michael F. Jackson
14 Measuring Auditory Outcomes of Cochlear Implant Use in Children with Behavioural and Electrophysiologic Tests
Karen A. Gordon and Blake C. Papsin
15 Treatment Outcomes of Adult Cochlear Implantation
Paul T. Mick, Lendra M. Friesen, David B. Shipp, and Joseph M. Chen
16 Cochlear Implant-Mediated Perception of Environmental Sounds and Music
Yell Inverso
17 Cochlear Implantation: Reliability and Reimplantation
Robert D. Cullen and Craig A. Buchman
18 Auditory Brainstem Implants
Harrison W. Lin, Barbara S. Herrmann, and Daniel J. Lee
19 Bone-Conduction Hearing Devices
Manohar Bance, Robert B. A. Adamson and Ross William Deas
20 BAHA Surgery: Evolution, Techniques, and Complications
David A. Gudis and Michael J. Ruckenstein
21 Middle Ear Implantable Hearing Devices: Present and Future
Jeffery J. Kuhn


About The Editor

Michael J. Ruckenstein

Michael J. Ruckenstein, MD, is professor and vice chairman of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, where he directs the residency training program, the Dizziness and Balance Center, and the Center for Implantable Hearing Devices.

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