The Modern Cochlear Implant: A Triumph of Biomedical Engineering and the First Substantial Restoration of Human Sense Using a Medical Intervention.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Even as recently as the mid-1980s, many experts in otology and auditory science thought that restoration of useful hearing with crude and pervasive electrical stimulation of the cochlea was a fool's dream. The esteemed Prof. Rainer Klinke from Frankfurt (Figure 1) was among the chorus of critics, asserting in 1978 that "from a physiological point of view, cochlear implants will not work." Many others made similar categorical statements.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wilson, BS

Published Date

  • 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 29 - 32

PubMed ID

  • 28328495

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2154-2317

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/MPUL.2017.2649039


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States