Search ASHA Publications About Cochlear Implants
The ASHA online journals, Access Audiology, and The ASHA Leader are excellent sources of materials to supplement your curriculum.
ASHA Journals Available on HighWire
Selected issues from Access Audiology relevant to Cochlear Implants:
The ASHA Leader
Selected Online Leader articles about Cochlear Implants:
Cochlea Under Construction
AuD students at the University of South Dakota embarked on a multi-modal educational exploration of the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system in the fall of 2010. The final project for the course was a group task that required students to design, develop, and build a model of the human cochlea that could accurately demonstrate the anatomy and physiology of the system.
New Research Findings: Executive Functions of Adolescents Who Use Cochlear Implants
We think of adolescence as a time of significant physical and psychosocial changes, but it also is a time of significant brain and cognitive development and, related to these developments, significant changes in communication functions.
Bilateral Cochlear Implants: Are Two Ears Better Than One?
Unilateral CIs provide children the opportunity to attain spoken language, and offer adults renewed access to a hearing world. However, the lack of input to both ears can be a challenge. Prior research had focused on communication milestones and the importance of the age of implantation (for the first- and typically only-implanted ear) now a new line of research aims to determine whether bilateral implantation will provide measurable, significant benefits on tasks required for functioning in complex multi-source auditory environments.
Cochlear Implant Coding
Cochlear implants (CIs) are an ever-evolving issue for audiologists. Children are identified with hearing loss at younger ages and new approaches to treating hearing loss are emerging, giving rise to more questions about how health plans (public and private) cover cochlear implants and related services.
The Changing Landscape of Pediatric Cochlear Implantation: Outcomes Influence Eligibility Criteria
Children in the United States first received cochlear implants to restore aspects of their hearing almost 20 years ago. Since then, candidacy criteria has changed as safety and effectiveness data has evolved and functional communication measurements have been developed.
Music and Cochlear Implants: Not in Perfect Harmony
Although cochlear implants may be beneficial for speech recognition, the coarse spectral cues they provide are less effective in transmitting musical sounds.
ABR Tools for Retrocochlear and Cochlear Assessment
Relatively new auditory brainstem response tools in retrocochlear and cochlear assessment can now be used to detect small tumors and diagnose Meniere's disease.
Hearing Preservation in Patients With a Cochlear Implant
One of the newest applications of implantable hearing technology now in clinical trials combine electric and acoustic stimulation into a hybrid device.
Neuroimaging and Cochlear Implants
Researchers uncover differences between cochlear-implant users with good and minimal benefit and how aural rehabilitation changes the way the brain hears.
Red Flags for Disabilities in Children Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
In children with hearing loss, other problems may be overlooked until an astute clinician, therapist, or family member notes a lack of appropriate skill progression.
American Indian Stories Enrich Intervention
Students from Washington State University are integrating the oral storytelling tradition-one of the richest cultural resources in American Indian culture-with evidence-based practice to create an early intervention program for children with hearing loss.
Five Important Questions About FM Systems and Cochlear Implants
The FM system should no longer be considered an optional accessory to the cochlear implant speech processor.
Childhood Development after Cochlear Implantation
This study is one of the largest prospective, multi-center investigations underway to determine the effectiveness of early cochlear implantation on a national cohort.
New Directions in Pediatric Cochlear Implantation: Effects on Candidacy
The expectations for speech and language development in children who receive a CI are higher than ever before, and as a result, indications for cochlear implantation are being expanded to new populations.
Cochlear Implant Collaborations Aid School Success
Successful outcomes occur when parents, schools, and cochlear implant centers work together to foster achievement of the communication goals set for the child by the child's parents.
Counseling Adults Prior to a Cochlear Implant
Adults who have prelingual or long-term deafness benefit from a team approach to counseling prior to a cochlear implant.
Measuring and Monitoring Progress with Cochlear Implants
Audiologists and speech-language pathologists collaborate to monitor progress of children and adults with cochlear implants.