Issues in the development of multichannel tactile devices for hearing-impaired children and adults
AuthorCowan, Robert S. C.; Galvin, Karyn L.; Sarant, Julia Z.; Blamey, Peter J.; Clark, Graeme M.
Source TitleSeminars in Hearing
University of Melbourne Author/sClark, Graeme; Cowan, Robert; Blamey, Peter; Galvin, Karyn; Sarant, Julia
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsCowan, R. S. C., Galvin, K. L., Sarant, J. Z., Blamey, P. J., & Clark, G. M. (1995). Issues in the development of multichannel tactile devices for hearing-impaired children and adults. Seminars in Hearing, November, 16(4), 356-369.
Access StatusOpen Access
This is a publisher’s version of an article published in Seminars in Hearing 1995 published by Thieme Publishers. This version is reproduced with permission from Thieme Publishers. http://www.thieme.com
Levitt, Pickett and Houde (1980), in their landmark monograph, noted that the history of tactile aid development has been characterized by periodic bursts of enthusiasm and research, often culminating in identification of new avenues to be explored for improving tactile perception of speech. While several research groups have maintained long-term interest in tactile research (Boothroyd, 1985; Oller, Payne, & Gavin, 1980; Saunders, 1985), there was a marked increase in reports of new multichannel tactile devices during the 1980s (reviewed in McGarr, 1989). This upsurge may have been spurred in part by the rapid increase world-wide in the number of hearing-impaired children and adults using cochlear implants as everyday communication devices, and the perceived need for a non-surgical approach to assisting hearing-impaired children. Despite this increase in tactile research, no tactile device has yet achieved widespread commercial use by the hearing-impaired community. It is, therefore, of interest to question why cochlear implants have been more widely accepted than tactile devices.
Keywordsmultichannel tactile devices; deafness; cochlear implants
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