Project: Research project

Project Details


The use of cochlear implants with deaf children is controversial. The
proposed conference on cochlear implants in children is designed to bring
together researchers and clinicians who are working in the field of
cochlear implantation in the deaf pediatric population, as well as
scientists from related fields, for exchange of ideas and current data to
stimulate and enhance future research. The meeting is scheduled for
January 25 and 27, 1990. The invited speakers are renowned scientists and
clinicians who have been selected based on their current work in the
implant field or in a related area. Key issues to be addressed are
histopathological changes caused by implantation and electrical
stimulation, signal processing strategies for implants and tactile aids,
the effect of developmental aspects of communication on determining device
effectiveness and developing criteria for implant candidacy and determining
device effectiveness. A major portion of the program will be devoted to
presentation of recent research data on the performance of deaf children
with implants and tactile aids. In addition to the regular sessions, a
poster session will be included to allow presentation of data not included
elsewhere in the program. The proceedings of the conference will be
Effective start/end date12/1/8911/30/90


  • National Institutes of Health: $15,000.00


  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)

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