Inner Ear Implants

Authored by: Graeme M. Clark

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2008
Online publication date:  May  2008

Print ISBN: 9781420078022
eBook ISBN: 9781498761437
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EBBE2-120007323

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Abstract

The cochlear implant is an electronic device that brings useful hearing for severely to profoundly deaf people through multiple-channel electrical stimulation of the auditory nerves in the inner ear. This entry introduces some of the principles of the cochlear implant and moves to a discussion of clinical issues and the ways in which the implant mimics normal ear function.

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