The first cochlear implant surgery was performed over 50 years ago and allowed a patient to hear "sounds." Today, professionals expect high levels of speech understanding for adults who are postlingually deaf and who receive a cochlear implant, and for children who are congenitally deaf-if the children receive a cochlear implant early and if they receive intensive listening and spoken language intervention. This presentation will provide a broad view of the technology underlying cochlear implants and describe possible next steps in the evolution of these devices.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cultural Studies
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)