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?
 
Readings:
  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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Video:
  1. http://media.ohsu.edu/ramgen/sch/ogi/neus/626-042909.rm