Cochlear Implants

A Handbook

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About the Book

Cochlear implants continue to change the lives of children and adults with severe or profound hearing loss. This book explains, in a simple and accessible style, the manner in which cochlear implants work, for whom they work, and the extent to which they help deaf people hear. The author tells the story of her own experience with the implant procedure, along with its advantages and benefits.
Comprehensively explaining the basic concept, history, and evolution of cochlear implants, the book includes questionnaire responses, case studies, and general information—all provided by foremost clinicians in the field—that provide a full picture of how implant recipients and their families feel about the procedure.

About the Author(s)

Bonnie Poitras Tucker, deaf since infancy and unable to wear hearing aids, received a cochlear implant in 1991. An attorney and professor of law at Arizona State University, she is the author of six books and over 100 articles, and has been on television’s Nightline and Good Morning America Sunday.

Bibliographic Details

Bonnie Poitras Tucker
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 215
Bibliographic Info: 17 photos, notes, index
Copyright Date: 2009 [1998]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4514-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Preface      1

1. An Overview of Cochlear Implants

Michael F. Dorman, Ph.D.      5

2. Me and My Implant: The Story of an “Unsuccessful” Cochlear Implant Recipient

Bonnie Poitras Tucker, J.D.      29

3. Perspective of Bonnie’s Implant Audiologist

Dawna Mills, M.A., CCC-A      53

4. Perspective of Bonnie’s Auditory-Verbal Therapist

Maxine Turnbull, M.Ed., Cert. AVT      59

5. Survey of Implanted Adults and Parents of Implanted Children      73

6. The Auditory-Verbal Approach: The Voices of Experience      93

Cochlear Implants for Children from Auditory-Verbal and Speech-Language Pathology Perspectives

Carol Flexer, Ph.D., CCC-A, FAAA, Cert. AVT

Denise Wray, Ph.D., Cert. AVT      93

Evolving Views of Cochlear Implants in Children

Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, M.S., AUD(C), Cert. AVT      106

Experience with Cochlear Implants: Case Studies

Linda Daniel, M.A., M.S., Cert. AVT      120

Cochlear Implants: The Furtherance of Auditory-Verbal Therapy

Sally Tannenbaum, M.A., M.Ed., C.E.D., Cert. AVT      129

Cochlear Implants and Children Who Are Prelingually Deaf

Judith I. Simser, O. Ont., B.Ed., Cert. AVT      133

Changing the Lives of Children Who Are Deaf

Catherine McEnroe, B.A., M.A.T.      141

Defining Success with Cochlear Implants

Nancy M. Young. M.D.      144

7. Education: The Teaching Perspective      147

Auditory-Oral Education: Making a Difference for Children with Cochlear Implants

Jean Sachar Moog, M.S.      148

Children with Cochlear Implants at St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf

Srs. Joyce Buckler, Ed.D., and Roseanne Siebert, M.A.      155

Tucker-Maxon Oral School Children’s Cochlear Implant Center

Patrick Stone, Ed.D.      162

8. Cochlear Implants and Deaf Culture      171

9. Conclusion      199

Index      201

Book Reviews

“an insightful and powerful must-read”—Volta Voices; “a winning compilation…important”—Newswaves; “Attorney/Law Professor Tucker comes through once again…a wealth of information….important”—Hearing Loss; “explains in accessible terms all about cochlear implants”—The Forest Bookshop.