Cochlear Implants Are Here to StayBy Rawlinson, Sharaine J., MSW; CSUN Technology and Persons With Disabilities Conference - 2002,
Publication Date: 2002
Article provides an overview of cochlear implant technology, as cochlear implants were first approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration in 1985. Cochlear implants can also be called auditory prostheses, as they are for people who cannot benefit from using a hearing aid. The devices consist of four components: (1) an electrode array, (2) microphone, (3) signal coupler (transmitter and receiver), and (4) a processor. Cochlear implants are designed to bypass nonfunctioning cochlear hair cells, and provide stimulation to the auditory nerve. The author discusses issues surrounding ear anatomy, candidacy and implementation, recuperation, and expectations and services. This paper was presented at the 2002 California State University at Northridge Technology and Persons With Disabilities Conference.
Published by: Center on Disabilities at CSUN (Website:http://www.csun.edu/cod/)
Link to text: http://www.csun.edu/cod/conf/2002/proceedings/186.htm