- The book discusses the advances in the development and application of implantable devices
- Short chapters for quick and easy-to-read format
- Currently there is no book on the subject although there are several separate articles on individual devices
Hearing loss can vary in type ranging from conductive, mixed to sensorineural, as well as in degree from mild, moderate, severe to profound. There could also be multiple permutations and combinations like moderate mixed hearing loss or severe conductive hearing loss. In addition, the hearing loss could be unilateral or bilateral. While cochlear implants were devised for bilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss, various other devices have been invented for other types of hearing losses. Research continues to design a suitable implant which would amplify sound for patients who cannot be candidates for cochlear implants.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Auditory prostheses - Communicative disorders - Middle ear implants apart from cochlear implants
Related subjects » Medicine - Neurology - Otorhinolaryngology
Passive Middle Ear Implants.- Implantable Hearing Devices Besides Cochlear and Brain Stem Implants.- Bone Conduction Implant Devices.- Middle Ear Implants (MEI): Vibrant Soundbridge.- The Envoy Esteem® Hearing Implant.- The Ototronix MAXUM System.
Dr Gauri Mankekar is a senior ENT consultant at PD Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, India. She was the recipient of Dr Homi Modi award for research on "allergic rhinitis" and Dr Dhaygude award for best essay on "Psycho-socio conditions of youth in India".