Not all cochlear implant cases present in a traditional manner, which calls for audiologists to seek a second opinion in more intricate and difficult cases. A new book, Complex Cochlear Implant Cases: Management and Troubleshooting, offers both new and experienced cochlear implant audiologists the opportunity to tap into the knowledge and experience of skilled colleagues who have handled unique and challenging clinical situations with current or potential implant recipients, according to an announcement from Plural Publishing. The book includes pediatric and adult complex cases pertaining to issues in mapping because of various medical conditions, equipment issues, improper device programming, lack of objective methods, and more.

Each case starts with a clinical presentation, audiological testing, device programming, and suggested reading with research-backed references. The addition of questions for the reader offers time for the clinician to work through the case in their mind before providing answers, insights, summary, and key points, according to the publisher’s announcement.

In addition to cases, the book also includes information on common methods for troubleshooting, objective measures, and instruction, as well as supplemental information regarding programming electrical-acoustic stimulation (EAS) cochlear implants.

Key Features

  • Includes pediatric and adult complex cases;
  • Cases are descriptive and offer illustrative insights;
  • Cases written by experienced cochlear implant audiologists working in high-volume cochlear implant centers in hospital and university settings;
  • 125+ figures including audiograms, mapping, and objective measures provide a visual representation to each case, helping the reader rationalize recommendations from leaders in the field.

“In this book you’ll be exposed to a variety of complex cases that will help you improve your clinical skills. You’ll learn about practices that clinicians use to alleviate problems and improve outcomes. Some of these practices are standard while many are unique steps you may never have considered,” said Terry Zwolan, PhD, CCC-A, Clinical Professor Emerita, Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Book Details 

Title: Complex Cochlear Implant Cases: Management and Troubleshooting | Author: Joshua D. Sevier | Published: 10/11/2022 | ISBN: 978-1-63550-383-8 |

About The Author

Joshua D. Sevier, AuD, LLM, F-AAA, CCC-A, is a cochlear implant audiologist and Clinical Program Manager for the Cochlear Implant Program at the University of Chicago Medicine. Prior to his current position, he was an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Cochlear Implant Research Audiologist at Boys Town National Research Hospital. Dr Sevier is also the founder and former coordinator of the Cochlear Implant Programs at both the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Children’s Hospital of Omaha in Nebraska. He has published peer-reviewed articles, presented at numerous conferences, and taught cochlear implant programming courses for multiple universities.

Source: Plural Publishing

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