A Multiple-Electrode Intracochlear Implant for Children

Graeme M. Clark*, Peter J. Blamey, Peter A. Busby, Richard C. Dowell, Burkhard Franz, Gaye Nicholls Musgrave, Terry G. Nienhuys, Brian C. Pyman, Susan A. Roberts, Yit C. Tong, Robert L. Webb, Januz A. Kuzma, David K. Money, James F. Patrick, Peter M. Seligman

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A multiple-electrode intracochlear implant that provides 21 stimulus channels has been designed for use in young children. It is smaller than the adult version and has magnets to facilitate the attachment of the headset. It has been implanted in two children aged 5 and 10 years. The two children both lost hearing in their third year, when they were still learning language. Following implantation, it was possible to determine threshold and comfortable listening levels for each electrode pair. This was facilitated in the younger child by prior training in scaling visual and electrotactile stimuli. Both children are regular users of the implant, and a training and assessment program has been commenced. (Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1987;113:825-828)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)825-828
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1987


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Clark, G. M., Blamey, P. J., Busby, P. A., Dowell, R. C., Franz, B., Musgrave, G. N., ... Seligman, P. M. (1987). A Multiple-Electrode Intracochlear Implant for Children. Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 113(8), 825-828. https://doi.org/10.1001/archotol.1987.01860080031010