Multiple-electrode cochlear implant for profound or total hearing loss: a review
AuthorClark, Graeme M.; Tong, Y. C.
Source TitleMedical Journal of Australia
University of Melbourne Author/sClark, Graeme
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsClark, G. M., & Tong, Y. C. (1981). Multiple-electrode cochlear implant for profound or total hearing loss: a review. Medical Journal of Australia, 1, 428-429.
Access StatusOpen Access
Clark GM & Tong YC. Multiple-electrode cochlear implant for profound or total hearing loss: a review. MJA 1981; 1: 428-429. © Copyright 1969. The Medical Journal of Australia – reproduced with permission.
Patients who have developed a profound or total hearing loss cannot receive help with a conventional hearing aid. A promising way of restoring usable hearing and helping them communicate, however, is by electrical stimulation of residual auditory nerve fibres. Recently, single electrodes have been used to globally stimulate the auditory nerve, and patients have been helped in distinguishing voiced from unvoiced speech sounds, and in hearing the rhythm and intonation of speech. However, it is generally agreed that, if more speech information is to be conveyed to the patient, a multiple electrode system which selectively stimulates small groups of auditory nerve fibres will be required.
Keywordsotolaryngology; multiple electrode system; unvoiced speech; voiced speech; hearing loss
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