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Top 8 Books

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Updated May 10, 2009

I have a cochlear implant. These are reference books about cochlear implants. If would like to recommend a book, or would like to write a review of one, please let me know.

1. Artificial Hearing, Natural Speech

The full title is Artificial Hearing, Natural Speech: Cochlear Implants, Speech Production, And the Expectations of a High-Tech Society. This book looks at the development of speech capabilities (listening and speaking) in postlingually deaf adults. Published in 2007 by Routledge.
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2. Cochlear Implants

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A clinical book about cochlear implants that covers topics such as preoperative criteria, and implant design and speech processing technology. Published in 2006 by Thieme Medical Publishers.
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3. Cochlear Implants: Auditory Prostheses and Electric Hearing

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This book discusses how a cochlear implant works to electronically stimulate the brain so that it understands sound. Published in 2004 by Springer.
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4. Cochlear Implants : Fundamentals and Applications

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Written by Graeme Clark, developer of the cochlear implant in Australia, this medically-oriented book covers the history of cochlear implants, surgical anatomy, surgical pathology, neurobiology, electrophysiology, psychophysics, speech, engineering, and more. Published by Springer in 2003.
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5. Cochlear Implants: Objective Measures

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A clinical book about the use of objective measures (methods that do not require the child to participate) to measure the response to cochlear implants in young children. Published in 2003 by John Wiley & Sons Inc.
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6. Cochlear Implants in Children : Ethics and Choices

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This book combines an analysis of results of a survey of parents of implanted children, with in-person interviews with some of these parents. It examines the issues associated with implanting children, and includes the history of cochlear implants and details on how parents dealt with their children's deafness, eventually turning to cochlear implants. Published in 2002 by Gallaudet University Press.
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7. The Parents' Guide to Cochlear Implants

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This book explains to parents the process of getting a cochlear implant for their child, and also about the parents' roles in helping their child get the maximum benefit from a cochlear implant. Published in 2002 by Gallaudet University Press.
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8. Bridge to Sound With a 'Bionic' Ear

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This book gives the basics of cochlear implants and includes essays from people who have gotten cochlear implants or parents who have given their children cochlear implants. (The author herself has a cochlear implant). Published in 2002 by Periscope Press.
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