The restoration of speech understanding by electrical stimulation of the auditory system

Michael Dorman

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-170
Number of pages4
JournalVolta Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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