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Author Miller, Gerald E. (Gerald Edward)

Title Sensory organ replacement and repair / Gerald E. Miller
Edition First edition
Published [San Rafael, Calif.] : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (v, 60 pages)
Series Synthesis lectures on biomedical engineering ; #3
Synthesis lectures on biomedical engineering (Online) ; #3
Contents Sensory organ replacement and repair -- Hearing aids -- Anatomy of the ear and human hearing -- Hearing loss -- Hearing aid technologies -- Middle ear replacement -- Introduction -- Technology and replacement components -- History of ossicle surgery and replacement -- Cochlear implant -- Introduction -- Cochlear implant components and surgery -- Current devices and cochlear implant companies -- Issues associated with implant use -- History of the cochlear implant -- Regulatory issues for cochlear implants and recent research -- Intraocular lens -- Anatomy of the eye -- Cataracts and their determination -- The IOL and implantation surgery -- History of the IOL and current research -- Artificial and replacement cornea -- Corneal transplant
Summary The senses of human hearing and sight are often taken for granted by many individuals until they are lost or adversely affected. Millions of individuals suffer from partial or total hearing loss and millions of others have impaired vision. The technologies associated with augmenting these two human senses range from simple hearing aids to complex cochlear implants, and from (now commonplace) intraocular lenses to complex artificial corneas. The areas of human hearing and human sight will be described in detail with the associated array of technologies also described
Notes Title from PDF title page (viewed Aug. 4, 2006)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 54-59)
Subject Artificial corneas.
Cochlear implants.
Cornea -- Transplantation.
Hearing aids.
Intraocular lenses.
Middle ear -- Surgery.
Cochlear Implantation.
Corneal Transplantation.
Correction of Hearing Impairment -- methods.
Eye Diseases -- surgery.
Hearing Aids.
Lens Impantation, Intraocular
Ossicular Replacement.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1598290630 (electronic bk.)
9781598290639 (electronic bk.)