By John K. Niparko MD
Thoroughly up-to-date for its moment version, this ebook offers an in-depth dialogue on prosthetic recovery of listening to through implantation. The textual content succinctly discusses the medical rules at the back of cochlear implants, examines the newest know-how, and provides functional recommendation on easy methods to examine applicants, tips on how to implant the units, and what rehabilitation is most advantageous. The authors completely study the results of cochlear implantation, the impression at the patient's caliber of existence, the advantages when it comes to the prices, and the results of cochlear implants for language and speech acquisition and early life education.
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2 The brief period of time during which imprinting could occur was called the “critical period” in the life of the organism (Fig. 3 The concept of critical period has been applied to explain other phenomena that occur or are affected most severely during relatively restricted time windows during development. These critical periods reinforce the notion that there are clearly defined times when the physiologic readiness of the organism must coincide with the occurrence of certain specific externally derived experiences.
A template must exist because, even when the bird is deafened, the resulting abnormal song is not random but has some crude resemblance to the normal song. Variations in the song that a young bird hears result in corresponding variations in the song produced. 5 Heredity not only limits the effects that the environment can have but also facilitates the learning of certain things. The importance of auditory experience is crucial for vocal learning in songbirds. Young songbirds innately recognize and prefer to learn the songs of their own species.
In contrast, the synapses from untreated deaf cats were large and flattened (arrowheads). The interpretation of these data is that activity in the auditory nerve fibers generated by the cochlear implant restored synaptic structure and function. 5 µm. (From Ryugo DK, Krezmer EA, Niparko JK. Restoration of auditory nerve synapses by cochlear implants. qxd 28 1/8/09 10:56 AM Page 28 Section I ■ Hearing and Hearing Loss process time-varying acoustic features from the cochlear implant with temporal precision.