Cochlear prosthesis


Book Section

Functional hearing can be restored to patients with sensorineural deafness by means of multichannel electrodes implanted into the cochlea. Electrical stimulation from an implanted receiver bypasses the missing hair cells and excites action potentials directly in the auditory nerve fibers, which are interpreted as sound by the brain. The success of this approach depends on identifying and producing temporospatial patterns of stimulation in each individual that best convey the sounds picked up by the microphone on the control unit. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Loeb, GE; Wilson, BS

Published Date

  • January 1, 2009

Book Title

  • Encyclopedia of Neuroscience

Start / End Page

  • 1051 - 1054

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780080450469

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/B978-008045046-9.00259-X

Citation Source

  • Scopus