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Pediatric cochlear implantation: basic science and challenges
Author(s): Udayan K. Shah; Kevin Franck
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Paper Abstract

Cochlear implantation provides auditory stimulation for children who are deafened beyond the aid of traditional amplification. While cochlear implantation has been available for nearly twenty years, improvements in surgical technique and device design, and growing evidence regarding the communication and social benefits ofimplantation, have all contributed to wider application and acceptance of this technology. This paper is intended to update a multi-disciplinary audience on (1) the basic science behind auditory stimulation using cochlear implants and (2) technical challenges. Specific technical challenges include implantation of dysplastic cochleas and minimally invasive techniques for implantation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 2002
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 4609, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems XII, (17 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.441087
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Kevin Franck

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4609:
Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems XII
Lawrence S. Bass; Eugene A. Trowers; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Udayan K. Shah; David S. Robinson; Lawrence S. Bass; Kenton W. Gregory; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Lawrence S. Bass; Brian Jet-Fei Wong; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Lloyd P. Tate; Nikiforos Kollias; Abraham Katzir; Timothy A. Woodward; Werner T.W. de Riese; George M. Peavy; Werner T.W. de Riese; Kenton W. Gregory; Michael D. Lucroy; Abraham Katzir; Nikiforos Kollias; Michael D. Lucroy; Reza S. Malek; George M. Peavy; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; David S. Robinson; Udayan K. Shah; Lloyd P. Tate; Eugene A. Trowers; Brian Jet-Fei Wong; Timothy A. Woodward, Editor(s)

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