Cochlear implants: Current status and future potential

Maura K. Cosetti, Susan B. Waltzman

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Abstract

This article reviews the current status of cochlear implantation in both adults and children, including expanding candidacy groups, bilateral implantation, advances in speech processing software, internal and external device hardware, surgical techniques and outcomes. Promising advances, novel therapies and evolving concepts are also highlighted in terms of their future impact on clinical outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-401
Number of pages13
JournalExpert Review of Medical Devices
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • bilateral implantation
  • cochlear implant candidacy
  • cochlear implants
  • deafness
  • design
  • electro-acoustic stimulation
  • electrodes
  • partial deafness
  • programming
  • speech processing

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