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 & Awards

  • “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