Publications in Cochlear
Guidelines on Safety for Cochlear Implant Users
Factors Contributing To Auditory, Speech and Language Skills in Children
Implanted Before Age 5
Researchers working to make better music for hearing-impaired people
Simulation of the effects of cochlear implant electrode insertion depth
for tonotopically-mapped speech processors
Sound and Fury
Online - The companion Web site to the critically acclaimed
documentary about one family's struggle to decide whether or not to use
cochlear implants to help two deaf cousins hear.
Since the Cochlear Implant section has gotten so large, I've added the following navigational
links to help you get around:
- Preparing a Child for Surgery
5 Tips for Preparing Your Child for Cochlear Implant Surgery
Cochlear Implant Coloring Books
- * From Cochlear Corp (1-800-523-5798)
"How You Hear with a Cochlear Implant". Contact Cochlear
Corp. or your implant center.
- * From Advanced Bionics
(1-800-678-2575) "Jamie Gets a Cochlear Implant".
Contact Advanced Bionics or your implant center.
gets a Cochlear Implant - From The Hospital for Sick
Children. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the links.
- Cochlear Implant Story Books for Kids
Abby Gets a Cochlear Implant by Maureen Cassidy Riski. ISBN:
0981648606. This children's picture book illustrates the process of how
Abby gets a cochlear implant. Abby, who wears purple hearing aids, has a
progressive hearing loss and her family chooses a cochlear implant for
her. The story goes on to describe hearing testing, cochlear implants
and the steps a family would take to explore this option of habilitation
for their child who has hearing loss.
Ready for Surgery - An excellent site that talks about getting kids
ready for cochlear implant surgery. Includes printable puppets, as well
as a coloring book.
From Silence: The Development of Cochlear Implants
Sound Localization in Patients with Cochlear Implant-Preliminary Results
Strategies to Ensure
the Success of Cochlear Implants in Young Deaf Children
Surgery and Functional Outcomes in
Deaf Children Receiving Cochlear Implants Before Age 2 Years
Totally implantable cochlear implant
Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center
What is a Cochlear Implant? -
A website for teens.
is the piano player wearing mittens?
The Sound of Science
and Fury (2000) Video Now Available for Purchase!
DVD version also available. Two brothers, one deaf and one hearing, grapple with a
decision concerning their deaf children, and the debate that rages through the
extended family turns less on technology and medical concerns than social
politics and culture. The deaf parents of a school-age girl fear what the
implant would do to her unique identity, while the hearing parents of a
toddler see no question at all. Aronson gives all sides their say, but
ultimately the increasingly angry arguments reveal prejudices and fears from
both sides and split the once-harmonious family, much like they have split
hearing and deaf communities across the country. Clicking on the underlined
text will take you to this item at Amazon.com.