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Bridge to sound with a "bionic" ear
Farley, Cynthia.
Publication Information:
Wayzata, MN : Periscope Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
482 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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RF305 .B75 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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A compilation of information from many sources about the cochlear implant technology that enables deaf people to hear. Primarily non-fiction, it is an educational publication that details what cochlear implants are, how they work, etc. It includes many reprinted articles from the scientific and medical community as well as essays from people who use a cochlear implant (all ages from children to seniors).

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Farley, herself an implant user, writes about hearing impairment and cochlear implantation (CI). The book starts with a brief and casual discussion of CI, followed by a compilation of anecdotes written by the patients themselves or their significant others regarding lives with profound hearing loss and lives after CI. Though the book may not provide medical details about hearing impairment or CI, it certainly is successful in portraying the insiders' perception of the impact of loss of hearing, regaining hearing after CI, and the change from a silent world to a hearing world. The testimonies by the various contributors are grouped by children, teenagers and people in their twenties, adults, and seniors, allowing readers to appreciate the ability to hear in different walks of life. This book successfully draws the general public's attention to the issue of CI. Interested readers may find more information from the helpful resource guide at the end of the book. The list of CI centers in the US is also beneficial, especially to individuals who are seeking help and considering the CI option. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. General readers; lower-division undergraduate through graduate students; professionals. M. L. Ng Illinois State University