Thieme Publishers has announced the launch of a new book, Surgery for Cochlear and Other Auditory Implants, which provides an overview of anatomy and other important information for cochlear and other auditory implantation. The book is intended to be a comprehensive, high-level surgical reference and atlas tailored for surgeons who are undertaking training for cochlear implant procedures and implantable auditory devices, and for experienced surgeons who would like to expand their knowledge, improve their skills and outcomes, and learn advanced surgical techniques.
According to the publisher, implantable auditory technology, which, apart from cochlear implants, includes auditory brainstem implants, bone anchored hearing aids, and implantable middle ear devices, is an emerging field, and these devices represent a new era in hearing rehabilitation. Cochlear implantation is still considered to be the biggest segment in the hearing implants market. Cochlear implantation is performed in a growing number of patients worldwide, and the indications are widening, helped by technological advances.
Thieme reports that Surgery for Cochlear and Other Auditory Implants takes an integrated approach to anatomy, imaging, technology, decision making, surgical procedures described step by step, and clinical cases. This book aims to help readers improve the efficiency and outcomes of cochlear implantation and other auditory implant surgeries; learn the required basic and advanced surgical techniques; evaluate different surgical options and types of implants; review common and uncommon variations of anatomy and malformations; understand issues and surgical modifications unique to pediatric cochlear implantation, revision surgery, and in postmeningitis, otosclerosis, and NF2 cases; find decision-making algorithms for difficult pathologies; examine common and not so common intraoperative dilemmas and identify strategies to resolve them; review preoperative assessment and set up and outcomes; and find out about classification systems in cochlear implant failure, malformations, otosclerosis, and post meningitis.
Supplementing the 1,200 images within the book are 15 videos available on Thieme’s MediaCenter that demonstrate the implantation of the different cochlear implantation devices that are currently available and the application of brainstem implants in these situations: tumor removal, malformation (missing auditory nerve in children), and cochlear ossification.
The authors are Mario Sanna, MD, PhD, professor of otolaryngology, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, University of Chieti, and director, Gruppo Otologico, Piacenza and Rome, Italy; Rolien Free, MD, PhD, ENT surgeon, otologist, and pediatric ENT surgeon, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, and director of Cochlear Implant Team Northern Netherlands, Groningen, the Netherlands; Paul Merkus, MD, PhD, ENT surgeon and neurotologist, Department of Otolaryngology, Section Ear & Hearing, VU University Medical Center & EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Maurizio Falcioni, MD, otologist and skull base surgeon, affiliated with the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Parma, Parma, Italy.
The book is available from the Thieme website, ebookstore.thieme.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes. Thieme Publishing Group is a medical and scientific publishing house employing more than 900 staff and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Rio and Stuttgart, Germany. Thieme publishes 150 peer-reviewed journals and more than 450 new books annually.