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Title: Bringing Hearing to the Deaf

Abstract

In his talk, Shipsey will discuss the cochlear implant, the first device to successfully allow the profoundly deaf to regain some sense of hearing. A cochlear implant is a small electronic apparatus. Unlike a normal hearing aid, which amplifies sound, a cochlear implant is surgically implanted behind the ear where it converts sound waves into electrical impulses. These implants have instigated a popular but controversial revolution in the treatment of deafness, and they serve as a model for research in neuroscience and biomedical engineering. Shipsey will discuss the physiology of natural hearing from the perspective of a physicist. He will also touch on the function of cochlear implants in the context of historical treatments, electrical engineering, psychophysics, clinical evaluation of efficacy and personal experience. Finally, Shipsey will address the social implications of cochlear implantation and the future outlook for auditory prostheses.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Purdue
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC), Menlo Park, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1011127
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Conference: SLAC Colloquium Series, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, presented on June 12, 2006
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; AUDITORY ORGANS; IMPLANTS; PHYSIOLOGY; PROSTHESES; SOUND WAVES

Citation Formats

Shipsey, Ian. Bringing Hearing to the Deaf. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Shipsey, Ian. Bringing Hearing to the Deaf. United States.
Shipsey, Ian. Mon . "Bringing Hearing to the Deaf". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1011127.
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