Implantable Hearing Devices is written for ear, nose, and throat surgeons in training who must know about implantable hearing devices as they advance in ontological surgery. It is also a resource for ontological surgeons desiring to know more about the devices available.
The technology is evolving rapidly along with the criteria for candidacy and this text covers the entire spectrum of implantable hearing devices that are available, including but not limited to cochlear implants. Complex issues are presented in an easy to understand format by a host of internationally well-respected authors.
Many practitioners have to refer to multiple resources for answers to their questions because the discipline is changing so rapidly. Implantable Hearing Devices is a clear, concise, but comprehensive book that offers answers to the universal problems that ontological surgeons face.
About the Author
Chris de Souza MS, DORL, DNB, FACS, trained at the University of Minnesota with Dr. Michael Paparella, and completed his externship in otology and neurotology with Dr. Michael Glasscock and Dr. C. Gary Jackson at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. He furthered his training in India and was given the gold medal in the DORL exam from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Mumbai, India. In 1995, Dr. de Souza was the second person in the world to be awarded the Orbit Silver Medal for his work on the nose, paranasal sinuses, and skull base. He was appointed visiting assistant professor of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the State University of New York, Brooklyn and also at the Louisiana State University Health Science Center, Shreveport, where he has conducted temporal bone surgery workshops. He has held these appointments for the past 16 years. Dr. de Souza has published extensively in internationally peer-reviewed journals and several of his publications are considered landmark papers. He has published 18 postgraduate ENT medical textbooks in the United States, Germany, and India. Currently, he is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. de Souza’s current clinical appointments include senior ENT consultant at Lilavati Hospital, Tata Memorial Hospital, Holy Family Hospital, and the Holy Spirit Hospital in Mumbai, India, and he is also the coordinator for implantable hearing devices in children and adults at Holy Family Hospital.
Peter Roland, MD, is the Medical Director of the Dallas Cochlear Implant Program. He has worked with adults and children seeking cochlear implantation since 1986. Dr. Roland has performed hundreds of CI surgeries and is respected internationally for his cochlear implant expertise. At the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, he is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, and holds the Arthur E. Meyerhoff Chair in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.
Debara L. Tucci, MD, MS, MBA, is Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, and Director of the Cochlear Implant Program at Duke University, where she has practiced in the subspecialty of Neurotology since 1993. As an NIH-funded investigator, her research interests include cochlear implantation, central auditory system plasticity, and hearing healthcare policy and access to care. She has worked in international settings to help colleagues in-country improve hearing health care, and has served in leadership positions for several national and international societies in Otolaryngology and Otology/Neurotology.