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Cochlear Implants: A Practical Guide, 2nd Edition

Cochlear Implants: A Practical Guide, 2nd Edition

Huw Cooper, Louise Craddock

ISBN: 978-0-470-03423-1

May 2006

432 pages



This is a comprehensive multi-author handbook covering all aspects of cochlear implantation, fully updated since its first edition was published in 1991. All aspects of this rapidly developing field are covered, from implant design, speech processing strategies, assessment and rehabilitation of children and adults to future developments. Chapters written by implant users and their parents give fascinating insight into the experience of hearing again with a cochlear implant.


About the authors.

Introduction (Huw R. Cooper and Louise C. Craddock).

Chapter 1: Implant design and development (David B. Grayden and Graeme M. Clark).

Chapter 2: Speech processing strategies (Blake S. Wilson).

Chapter 3: The cochlear implant team (David W. Proops).

Chapter 4: Assessment of adult patients (Claire A. Fielden).

Chapter 5: Assessment of children (Mary Joe Osberger, Amy McConkey Robbins and Patricia G. Trautwein).

Chapter 6: Selection criteria and prediction of outcomes (Huw R. Cooper).

Chapter 7: Psychological aspects of cochlear implantation (John F. Knutson).

Chapter 8: Medical and surgical considerations (John M. Graham).

Chapter 9: Radiological evaluation in cochlear implantation (Colin L.W. Driscoll and Michael B. Gluth).

Chapter 10: Cochlear implant surgery (Richard T. Ramsden).

Chapter 11: Utility of electrically evoked potentials in cochlear implant users (Paul J. Abbas and Carolyn J. Brown).

Chapter 12: Device programming (Louise C. Craddock).

Chapter 13: Adult rehabilitation (Geoff Plant).

Chapter 14: Paediatric habilitation (Elizabeth Tyszkiewicz and Jacqueline Stokes).

Chapter 15: Soundfield hearing for patients with cochlear implants and hearing aids (Richard S. Tyler, Camille C. Dunn, Shelley A. Witt, William Noble, Bruce J. Gantz, Jay T. Rubinstein, Aaron J. Parkinson, Steve C. Branin).

Chapter 16: The future of cochlear implants (Jennifer L. Smullen, Adrien A. Eshraghi and Thomas J. Balkany).

Chapter 17: A patient’s perspective (Jean Briggs, Timothy Stanley).

Chapter 18: A parent’s perspective (Jennie Clewes, Tricia Kemp).