Cochlear Implants: Auditory Prostheses and Electric Hearing

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Fan-Gang Zeng, Richard R. Fay
Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 29, 2013 - Science - 438 pages
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Cochlear implants have instigated a popular but controversial revolution in the treatment of deafness. This book discusses the physiological bases of using artificial devices to electrically stimulate the brain to interpret sounds. As the first successful device to restore neural function, the cochlear implant serves as a model for research in neuroscience and biomedical engineering. These and other auditory prostheses are discussed in the context of historical treatments, engineering, psychophysics and clinical issues as well as implications for speech, behavior, cognition and long-term effects on people.


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Fan-Gang Zeng is Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at University of California, Irvine. Richard R. Fay is Director of the Parmly Hearing Institute and Professor of Psychology at Loyola University of Chicago. Arthur N. Popper is Professor in the Department of Biology, Director of the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Program, and Co-Director of the Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing at the University of Mayland, College Park.

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