Cochlear and Brainstem Implants

Author: Aage R. Møller

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 3805581572

Category: Medical

Page: 228

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Today cochlear implants are the most successful of all prostheses of the nervous system. They are used in individuals who are deaf or suffer from a severe hearing deficiency caused by loss of cochlear hair cells. Auditory brainstem implants provide stimulation of the cochlear nucleus and are used in patients with an auditory nerve dysfunction, a deformed cochlea which does not allow cochlear implantation, or traumatic auditory nerve injury. In this volume different aspects of cochlear implantation such as the role of neural plasticity, the interaction with the development of the auditory system, and the optimal time of implantation in children (sensitive periods) are discussed in detail. Further, the processors and the algorithms used in modern cochlear implants are described The second part is devoted to auditory brainstem implants. It describes surgical techniques, methods for intraoperative testing as well as speech processing. It also deals with electrical stimulation of neural tissue and the neurophysiologic basis for cochlear and brainstem implants. The publication provides the latest scientific and clinical knowledge on cochlear and brainstem implants and is highly recommended to audiologists, otolaryngologists and also neurosurgeons.

Surgery for Cochlear and Other Auditory Implants

Author: Mario Sanna,Paul Merkus,Rolien H. Free

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 3131764511

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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This comprehensive, high-level surgical reference and atlas is tailored for surgeons who are undertaking training for cochlear implant procedures and implantable auditory devices and for experienced surgeons who would like to expand their knowledge, improve their skills and outcomes, and learn advanced surgical techniques. Following the principle underlying Professor Sanna's other successful publications, Surgery for Cochlear and Other Auditory Implants takes an integrated approach to anatomy, imaging, technology, decision making, surgical procedures described step by step, and clinical cases. This book allows readers to: Improve the efficiency and outcomes of cochlear implantation and other auditory implant surgeries Learn the required basic and advanced surgical techniques Evaluate different surgical options and types of implants Review common and uncommon variations of anatomy and malformations Understand issues and surgical modifications unique to pediatric cochlear implantation, to revision surgery, and in postmeningitis, otosclerosis, and NF2 cases Find decision-making algorithms for difficult pathologies Examine common and not so common intraoperative dilemmas and identify strategies to resolve them Review preoperative assessment and set up and outcomes Find out about classification systems in cochlear implant failure, malformations, otosclerosis, and post meningitis Supplementing the 1200 images within the book are 15 outstanding videos available on Thieme's MediaCenter demonstrating the implantation of the different cochlear implantation devices that are currently available and the application of brainstem implants in these situations: tumor removal, malformation (missing auditory nerve in children), and cochlear ossification.


Its Physiology and Pathophysiology

Author: Aage R. Møller

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0125042558

Category: Medical

Page: 515

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There is a new trend in the education of audiologists that emphasizes the basics of hearing--Hearing: Its Physiology and Pathophysiology addresses this trend. It covers not only the basics of hearing but also the basics of pathophysiology, which is not covered in a comprehensive way in any other text today. This book recognizes the fact that the diseased auditory system does indeed function, but in a different way than the normal system. Few books have addressed the pathophysiology of the ear and the auditory nervous system. Most books on hearing begin with a detailed description of the physics of sound, which scares many readers away because they believe they need to understand acoustics to understand how the ear functions. Hearing: Its Physiology and Pathophysiology does not assume that the readers are physicists, which would be analogous to assuming that visual physiologists would need to know quantum mechanics to understand how the visual nervous system functions. * This book provides a thorough understanding of the anatomy and function of the auditory system * To the basic scientist, it will provide an understanding of the auditory system and how it works * To the clinician, it will provide insight into the normal and diseased auditory system

Clinical Management of Children With Cochlear Implants, Second Edition

Author: Laurie S. Eisenberg

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 194488324X

Category: Medical

Page: 890

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A comprehensive volume written by leading researchers, clinicians, and educators in the field, Clinical Management of Children With Cochlear Implants, Second Edition offers a guide for practitioners, instructors, and students. The book builds on over thirty-five years of collective experience in pediatric cochlear implantation and addresses contemporary practices. The authors share their expertise in such disciplines as otolaryngology, pediatrics, audiology, speech-language pathology, habilitation, education, electrophysiology, psychology, and clinical research. Although many of the chapters from the first edition remain relevant today, the field continues to evolve with advancements in technology, expanding indications, and patient demographics. The second edition reflects these changes with new topics and expanded updates, presenting up-to-date research findings with implications for clinical management of the pediatric implant population. New to this edition: New chapters on neurocognitive assessment, dual language learning, early literacy, family-centered habilitation, and development of evidence-based programsExpanded chapters on device programming, education, and auditory brainstem implantsUpdates in research and clinical practices in assessment and management

Implantable Hearing Devices other than Cochlear Implants

Author: Gauri Mankekar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 8132219104

Category: Medical

Page: 109

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Hearing loss can vary in type ranging from conductive, mixed to sensorineural, as well as in degree from mild, moderate, severe to profound. There could also be multiple permutations and combinations like moderate mixed hearing loss or severe conductive hearing loss. In addition, the hearing loss could be unilateral or bilateral. While cochlear implants were devised for bilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss, various other devices have been invented for other types of hearing losses. Research continues to design a suitable implant which would amplify sound for patients who cannot be candidates for cochlear implants.

Pädiatrische HNO-Heilkunde

Author: Karl Götte,Thomas Nicolai

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 3437181904


Page: 584

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Informieren Sie sich über die Besonderheiten in Diagnostik und Therapie kindlicher HNO-Erkrankungen! Sie erfahren alles über Otitis media, Sinusitis, Tonsillitis, Paukenergüsse und andere klinisch wichtige Themen. Sie werden mit typischen erworbenen und angeborenen Krankheitsbildern wie Fehlbildungen, Sprach- und Hörstörungen, Infektionen, Tumoren und Traumafolgen vertraut gemacht. Informationen zu wichtigen Leitsymptomen sind übersichtlich mit Merkekästen aufbereitet. Darüber hinaus beantwortet Ihnen das Buch wichtige Fragen wie z.B.: Wie behandelt man die kindlich obstruktive Schlafapnoe? Wie sieht das Cochlea-Implantat bei Kindern aus? Welche konkreten Maßnahmen müssen bei akuter Mastoiditis, Fremdkörperaspiration oder bei atypischer Krupp-Symptomatik eingeleitet werden? Pädiatrische HNO-Heilkunde – das ideale Nachschlagwerk für Pädiater, HNO-Ärzte und Allgemeinmediziner, die auch Kinder behandeln.

Cochlear Implants

Principles & Practices

Author: John K. Niparko

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781777490

Category: Medical

Page: 356

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Thoroughly updated for its Second Edition, this book provides an in-depth discussion on prosthetic restoration of hearing via implantation. The text succinctly discusses the scientific principles behind cochlear implants, examines the latest technology, and offers practical advice on how to assess candidates, how to implant the devices, and what rehabilitation is most effective. The authors thoroughly examine the outcomes of cochlear implantation, the impact on the patient's quality of life, the benefits in relation to the costs, and the implications of cochlear implants for language and speech acquisition and childhood education.

Otologic Surgical Procedures—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition


Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1481690817

Category: Medical

Page: 65

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Otologic Surgical Procedures—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyPaper™ that delivers timely, authoritative, and intensively focused information about ZZZAdditional Research in a compact format. The editors have built Otologic Surgical Procedures—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about ZZZAdditional Research in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Otologic Surgical Procedures—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

Implantable Neural Prostheses 1

Devices and Applications

Author: David Zhou,Elias Greenbaum

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387772615

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 376

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Significant progress has been made in the development of neural prostheses to restore human functions and improve the quality of human life. Biomedical engineers and neuroscientists around the world are working to improve design and performance of existing devices and to develop novel devices for artificial vision, artificial limbs, and brain–machine interfaces. This book, Implantable Neural Prostheses 1: Devices and Applications,ispart one of a two-book series and describes state-of-the-art advances in techniques associated with implantable neural prosthetic devices and their applications. Devices covered include sensory prosthetic devices, such as visual implants, cochlear implants, auditory midbrain implants, and spinal cord stimulators. Motor prosthetic devices, such as deep brain stimulators, Bion microstimu- tors, the brain control and sensing interface, and cardiac electro-stimulation devices are also included. Progress in magnetic stimulation that may offer a non-invasive approach to prosthetic devices is introduced. Regulatory approval of implantable medical devices in the United States and Europe is also discussed.

World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering September 7 - 12, 2009 Munich, Germany

Vol. 25/IX Neuroengineering, Neural Systems, Rehabilitation and Prosthetics

Author: Olaf Dössel,Wolfgang C. Schlegel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642038891

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 601

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Present Your Research to the World! The World Congress 2009 on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering – the triennial scientific meeting of the IUPESM - is the world’s leading forum for presenting the results of current scientific work in health-related physics and technologies to an international audience. With more than 2,800 presentations it will be the biggest conference in the fields of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering in 2009! Medical physics, biomedical engineering and bioengineering have been driving forces of innovation and progress in medicine and healthcare over the past two decades. As new key technologies arise with significant potential to open new options in diagnostics and therapeutics, it is a multidisciplinary task to evaluate their benefit for medicine and healthcare with respect to the quality of performance and therapeutic output. Covering key aspects such as information and communication technologies, micro- and nanosystems, optics and biotechnology, the congress will serve as an inter- and multidisciplinary platform that brings together people from basic research, R&D, industry and medical application to discuss these issues. As a major event for science, medicine and technology the congress provides a comprehensive overview and in–depth, first-hand information on new developments, advanced technologies and current and future applications. With this Final Program we would like to give you an overview of the dimension of the congress and invite you to join us in Munich! Olaf Dössel Congress President Wolfgang C.

Cochlear Implants: Adult and Pediatric, An Issue of Otolaryngologic Clinics

Author: J. Thomas Roland Jr.,David S. Haynes

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455743011

Category: Medical

Page: 270

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Clinical information for Otolaryngologists is provided in topics that include: Imaging and Anatomy; Genetics of Hearing Loss, Testing and Relevance to Cochlear Implantation; Candidacy Evaluation, Medical and Surgical Considerations, expanding criteria in Children; Surgical Technique and Accepted Variations in Children; Bilateral Cochlear Implantation; Implanting Obstructed and Malformed Cochleae; Device Programming NRT, NRI, Streamlined programming; Cochlear Implants and Music; Rehabilitation and Educational Considerations; Outcomes and Variables Affecting Outcomes; Language Development and Cochlear Implantation; New Frontiers in Cochlear Implantation, electroacoustic, hearing preservation, etc; Revision Cochlear Implantation in Children; and Current and Future Device Options.

Cochlear Implants

Author: Susan B. Waltzman,J. Thomas Roland

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 1604065354

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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The second edition of Cochlear Implants provides a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art techniques for evaluating and selecting the cochlear implant candidate. Clear descriptions of surgical techniques guide the reader through implantation procedures, and chapters address important issues such as speech production, language development, and education in implant recipients. This second edition features: New chapters on the genetics of hearing loss, sound processing, binaural hearing, and electroacoustic stimulation Complete discussion of the most recent advances in evaluation procedures, surgery, programming methods, speech processing strategies, and more Precise, easy-to-follow tables and figures enhance comprehension of the basic science, research and clinical concepts covered in the text Coverage of the medical and surgical complications of cochlear implantation Insights from an interdisciplinary team of experts in otolaryngology, audiology, the basic sciences, speech pathology, and education Ideal for learning and reference, Cochlear Implants synthesizes the key information needed by practitioners, researchers, and students in a range of disciplines. Readers will benefit from both the scope and thoroughness of this authoritative reference.

Year Book of Neurology and Neurosurgery - E-Book

Author: Alejandro A. Rabinstein,Maj Paul Klimo, Jr.

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323089674

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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The Year Book of Neurology and Neurosurgery brings you abstracts of the articles that reported the year's breakthrough developments in neurology and neurosurgery, carefully selected from more than 500 journals worldwide. Expert commentaries evaluate the clinical importance of each article and discuss its application to your practice. There's no faster or easier way to stay informed! Readers will find information on a range of topics, including Movement Disorders, Infectious Diseases of the Nervous System, Neoplastic Disease, Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery, Cerebrovascular, Neuro-oncology, and Spine. The Year Book of Neurology and Neurosurgery is published annually in June.

Biomechanical Systems Technology

Author: Cornelius T. Leondes

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812709843

Category: Science

Page: 344

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Because of rapid developments in computer technology and computational techniques, advances in a wide spectrum of technologies, coupled with cross-disciplinary pursuits between technology and its application to human body processes, the field of biomechanics continues to evolve. Many areas of significant progress include dynamics of musculoskeletal systems, mechanics of hard and soft tissues, mechanics of bone remodeling, mechanics of blood and air flow, flow-prosthesis interfaces, mechanics of impact, dynamics of man-machine interaction, and more. Thus, the great breadth and significance of the field in the international scene require a well integrated set of volumes to provide a complete coverage of the exciting subject of biomechanical systems technology. World-renowned contributors tackle the latest technologies in an in-depth and readable manner.

Pediatric Cochlear Implantation

Learning and the Brain

Author: Nancy M Young,Karen Iler Kirk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493927884

Category: Medical

Page: 365

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This book will move the field of pediatric cochlear implantation forward by educating clinicians in the field as to current and emerging best practices and inspiring research in new areas of importance, including the relationship between cognitive processing and pediatric cochlear implant outcomes. The book discusses communication practices, including sign language for deaf children with cochlear implants and the role of augmentative/alternative communication for children with multiple disabilities. Focusing exclusively on cochlear implantation as it applies to the pediatric population, this book also discusses music therapy, minimizing the risk of meningitis in pediatric implant recipients, recognizing device malfunction and failure in children, perioperative anesthesia and analgesia considerations in children, and much more. Cochlear Implants in Children is aimed at clinicians, including neurotologists, pediatric otolaryngologists, audiologists and speech-language pathologists, as well as clinical scientists and educators of the deaf. The book is also appropriate for pre-and postdoctoral students, including otolaryngology residents and fellows in Neurotology and Pediatric Otolaryngology.