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[Application of implantable electronic prostheses for patients with hearing impairment].

Authors
  • Lorens, Artur
  • Piotrowska, Anna
  • Skarzyński, Henryk
  • Obrycka, Anita
Type
Published Article
Journal
Polski merkuriusz lekarski : organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2005
Volume
19
Issue
111
Pages
487–489
Identifiers
PMID: 16358921
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Introduction of implantable electronic prostheses to the clinical practice has created new possibilities of hearing and language communication improvement. Currently implants of various types are used as prostheses implanted in the external ear, temporal bone, middle ear, inner ear and brain stem. Applying appropriate acoustic and electric stimulation they allow us to effectively improve auditory abilities and introduce born deaf patient to the world of sounds or bring back to the world postlingually deafened patient.

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