Auditory Prostheses: New Horizons / Edition 1

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Cochlear implants are currently the standard treatment for profound sensorineural hearing loss. In the last decade, advances in auditory science and technology have not only greatly expanded the utility of electric stimulation to other parts of the auditory nervous system in addition to the cochlea, but have also demonstrated drastic changes in the brain in responses to electric stimulation, including changes in language development and music perception. Volume 20 of SHAR focused on basic science and technology underlying the cochlear implant. However, due to the newness of the ideas and technology, the volume did not cover any emerging applications such as bilateral cochlear implants, combined acoustic-electric stimulation, and other types of auditory prostheses, nor did it review brain plasticity in responses to electric stimulation and its perceptual and language consequences. This proposed volume takes off from Volume 20, and expands the examination of implants into new and highly exciting areas.
This edited book starts with an overview and introduction by Dr. Fan-Gang Zeng. Chapters 2-9 cover technological development and the advances in treating the full spectrum of ear disorders in the last ten years. Chapters 10-15 discuss brain responses to electric stimulation and their perceptual impact.
This volume is particularly exciting because there have been quantum leap from the traditional technology discussed in Volume 20. Thus, this volume is timely and will be of real importance to the SHAR audience.

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Inna Athar Husain, M.D.(Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: Part of the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research series that provides reviews on topics in modern auditory research, this volume expands upon a 2004 book and focuses on various auditory prostheses options including cochlear implants, middle ear implants, and central nervous system implants. Each chapter provides insight into an application of an auditory prosthetic device.
Purpose: The purpose is to serve as a review of topics pertaining to auditory prosthetic devices by examining the existing fundamental theories and data available in the field.
Audience: It is written for individuals interested in hearing research, particularly graduate students and clinical investigators. Each chapter is written by an expert in that field.
Features: This volume addresses applications pertaining to auditory prosthetic devices as well as outcomes and issues pertaining to their use. It provides review chapters on cochlear implants (issues on bilateral implantation, music perception, and tonal language perception) and works its way up the implant hierarchy to the central nervous system implants such as the cochlear nucleus auditory prosthesis and midbrain auditory prosthesis. The chapters provide evidence-based data and include sufficient diagrams/charts to stress important points.
Assessment: This volume expands on one published seven years ago, covering advances in hearing research and the use of auditory prosthetic devices that have occurred since then. It provides evidence-based data, making it very useful to researchers in the hearing sciences.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441994332
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 9/14/2011
  • Series: Springer Handbook of Auditory Research Series , #39
  • Edition description: 2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Advances in Auditory Prostheses - Fan-Gang Zeng.- 2. Bilateral Cochlear Implants - Richard van Hoesel.- 3. Combining Acoustic and Electric Hearing - Christopher Turner and Bruce Gantz.- 4. Implantable Hearing Devices for Conductive and Sensorineural Hearing Impairment - Ad Snik.- 5. Vestibular Implant - Justin S. Golub, James O. Phillips, and Jay T. Rubinstein.- 6. Optical Stimulation of the Auditory Nerve - Claus-Peter Richter and Angella Izzo Matic.- 7. A Penetrating Auditory-Nerve Array for Auditory Prosthesis - John C. Middlebrooks and Russell L. Snyder.- 8. Cochlear Nucleus Auditory Prostheses - Douglas. B. McCreery, and Steven. R. Otto.- 9. Midbrain Auditory Prostheses - Hubert H. Lim, Minoo Lenarz, and Thomas Lenarz.- 10. Central Auditory System Development and Plasticity after Cochlear Implantation - Anu Sharma and Michael Dorman.- 11. Auditory Training for Cochlear Implant Patients - Qian-Jie Fu and John J. Galvin III.- 12. Spoken and Written Communication Development Following Pediatric Cochlear Implantation - Sophie E. Ambrose, Dianne Hammes-Ganguly, and Laurie S. Eisenberg.- 13. Music Perception - Hugh McDermott.- 14. Tonal Languages and Cochlear Implants - Li Xu and Ning Zhou.- 15. Multisensory processing in cochlear implant listeners - Pascal Barone and Olivier Deguine

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