Neurobiology of Disease


Date: April 29, 2009 (Wednesday)
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Theme: Sensory Failure (Hearing loss)
Module: ToolBox
Session: Cochlear implants
Instructor: Anh Nguyen-Huynh
Description: This session will present the use of cochlear implants, perhaps the most successful example of a sensory neural prothesis to date.
Study questions:
  1. Do cochlear implants require residual function of hair cells?
  2. How does stimulation from a CI mimick the cochleotopic organization by frequency?
  3. What's the reason for considering Cis in infrants and children with profound hearing loss?
  1. Papsin BC, Gordon KA (2007). Cochlear implants for children with severe-to-profound hearing loss. N Engl J Med 357:2380-2387.
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