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Bringing Hearing to the Deaf: A Technical and Personal Account

Synopsis
Podcast of a seminar given by Professor Ian Shipsey of Oxford University at the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh.

Cochlear implants are the first device to successfully restore neural function. They have instigated a popular but controversial revolution in the treatment of deafness, and they serve as a model for research in neuroscience and biomedical engineering. In this talk the physiology of natural hearing will be reviewed from the perspective of a physicist, and the function of cochlear implants will be described in the context of historical treatments, electrical engineering, psychophysics, clinical evaluation of efficacy and personal experience. The social implications of cochlear implantation and the future outlook for auditory prostheses will also be discussed. [91 minutes]
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Subjects
Medical sciences; Physics
Keywords
biomedical engineering; cochlear implants; ears; hearing; neurophysiology

Online availability

URI
https://webapps.ph.ed.ac.uk/podcasts/Physics/PhysicsGenInt/podcasts.html
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Contributor
Ian Shipsey

Production Company

Name

University of Edinburgh, School of Physics and Astronomy

Email
enquiries@ph.ed.ac.uk
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Phone
+44 (0) 131 651 7067
Address
James Clerk Maxwell Building
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Edinburgh
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Scotland

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