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Cochlear Engineering Challenges

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Cochlear ImplantSince the first successful cochlear implantation in the early 1970’s by the House group in Los Angeles, about 120,000 patients have received cochlear implants (CI) worldwide,  with  more every  year.  The  premise of  using electrical stimulation on  the sensory nerves, either for visual or  acoustic perceptions, is not new. Attempts were made in the 19th century by several researchers with backgrounds in engineering and/or medicine.

So begins the introduction to 'Engineering Challenges in Cochlear Implant Design and Practice. Although technically written, it still provides some interesting history of cochlear implants.

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