Cochlear Implants: Technological Advances, Psychological/Social Impacts and Long-Term Effectiveness


Samuel H. Kirwin (Editor)

Series: Otolaryngology Research Advances
BISAC: MED066000

Bilateral Cochlear Implants (CIs) offer great benefits to patients suffering from lack of hearing by improving speech understanding as well as by providing a sense of directionality. Software and hardware synchronization issues of binaural processing have limited all the benefits that could be offered by bilateral CIs.

This book provides discussions on topics that include a generalized speech enhancement framework for bilateral cochlear implants using a single processor; long-term results of CIs; minimally invasive cochlear implantation; quality of life in adult CI recipients; and the evolution of the indications for CI and new frontiers. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – A Generalized Speech Enhancement Framework for Bilateral Cochlear Implants Using a Single Processor (pp. 1-16)
T. Mirzahasanloo and N. Kehtarnavaz (Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, USA)

Chapter 2 – Effects of Cochlear Implants on Young, Deaf Children’s Development: Longitudinal Analyses of Behavioral Regulation, Attention and Parenting in a National Sample (pp. 17-28)
Alexandra L. Quittner, Ivette Cejas, David H. Barker and Michael F. Hoffman (University of Miami, FL, USA, and others)

Chapter 3 – Cochlear Implant: Long-Term Results (pp. 29-48)
Conceição Peixoto, Marisa Alves, Jorge Martins and José Bastos (Otolaryngologist – University Hospital Center of Coimbra (Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Coimbra, EPE) Portugal, and others)

Chapter 4 – Minimally Invasive Cochlear Implantation: Anatomical and Technical Considerations (pp. 48-66)
Alexis Bozorg Grayeli, M.D., Ph.D., Caroline Guigou, M.Sc. and Gaelle Leterme, M.Sc. (Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Department, Dijon Hospital University, Dijon, France, and others)

Chapter 5 – Speech Intelligibility and Perception after Cochlear Implant in Deaf Children with or without Associated Disabilities: A Review (pp. 67-78)
Francesco Martines, Ph.D. and Antonella Ballacchino, M.D. (Università degli Studi di Palermo, Dipartimento di Biomedicina Sperimentale e Neuroscienze Cliniche, (BioNeC), Sezione di Otorinolaringoiatria, Palermo, Italy, and others)

Chapter 6 – Hearing and Cognitive Outcomes of Cochlear Implantation in the Elderly (pp. 79-86)
L. Girasoli, A. Benatti, R. Bovo, M.D., Ph.D. and A. Martini (ENT Department, University Hospital of Padua – Italy)

Chapter 7 – Cochlear Implant Performance in Post-Lingually Deafened Older Adults (pp. 87-92)
Andrea Ciorba, Monica Rosignoli, Laura Negossi, Federica Minazzi and Claudia Aimoni (ENT and Audiology Department, S. Anna University Hospital of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy)

Chapter 8 – Cochlear Implants: Genetics of Deafness, CI in Different Approaches and Clinical Benefits (pp. 93-116)
Arthur Menino Castilho, M.D., Ph.D., Alexandre Scalli Mathias Duarte, Henrique Furlan Pauna, Rodrigo Gonzalez Bonhin, Priscila Zonzini Ramos, M.Sc., Alexandre Caixeta Guimarães, M.D., Edi Lúcia Sartorato, Ph.D., and Guilherme Machado de Carvalho, M.D. (ENT, Otologist, Unicamp)

Chapter 9 – Quality of Life in Adult Cochlear Implant Recipients: A Systematic Review (pp. 117-130)
Lauren Medeiros Paniagua, Daniela Fernandes Marques and Maria Elza Kazumi Yamaguti Dorfman (Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre (UFCSPA) and Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre (HCPA), Porto Alegre, Brazil)

Chapter 10 – Evolution of the Indications for Cochlear Implantation and New Frontiers (pp. 131-142)
Aline Gomes Bittencourt, Rafael da Costa Monsanto and Patrick Rademaker Burke (Department of Otolaryngology, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 11 – Ultra-Low Voltage MOS Design of Cochlear Implant (pp. 143-162)
Farooq A. Khanday and Costas Psychalinos (Department of Electronics and Instrumentation Technology, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India, and others)

Chapter 12 – Cross-Modal Plasticity in Deaf-Blind Children Candidates to Cochlear Implants: Effect of Onset Deprivation and Handedness (pp. 163-182)
L. E. Charroó-Ruíz, F. Rivero-Martínez, N. Gutiérrez, M. C. Pérez-Abalo, A. Torres-Fortuny, Th. Picó, M. Hernández, S. Bermejo, B. Bermejo, B. Álvarez, A. S. Paz, M. E. Sevila, Y. Martínez, M. Vega, L. Galán-García and A. Álvarez-Amador (Cuban Neuroscience Center, Cubanacan, Playa, Havana, Cuba)


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