Clinical Management of Children With Cochlear Implants

Second Edition

Laurie S. Eisenberg

Details: 890 pages, B&W, Softcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-723-7

© 2017 | Available

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A comprehensive volume written by leading researchers, clinicians, and educators in the field, Clinical Management of Children With Cochlear Implants, Second Editionoffers a guide for practitioners, instructors, and students. The book builds on over thirty-five years of collective experience in pediatric cochlear implantation and addresses contemporary practices. The authors share their expertise in such disciplines as otolaryngology, pediatrics, audiology, speech-language pathology, habilitation, education, electrophysiology, psychology, and clinical research. Although many of the chapters from the first edition remain relevant today, the field continues to evolve with advancements in technology, expanding indications, and patient demographics. The second edition reflects these changes with new topics and expanded updates, presenting up-to-date research findings with implications for clinical management of the pediatric implant population.

New to the Second Edition

  • New chapters on neurocognitive assessment, dual language learning, early literacy, family-centered habilitation, and development of evidence-based programs
  • Expanded chapters on device programming, education, and auditory brainstem implants
  • Updates in research and clinical practices in assessment and management

Douglas L. Beck, AuD, speaks with Dr. Eisenberg about this new edition as well as hot topics in pediatric cochlear implants.

Read the interview here.


"Named to Doody's Core Titles in the Health Sciences - Speech, Language & Hearing 2020 list."
Doody's (May 2020)

"This very substantial book has 23 chapters in four sections and covers all you might possibly need to know on the subject of cochlear implants in children. . . . The book is clear evidence of Laurie Eisenberg's eminence in the field, of her powers of persuasion and also of the obvious popularity and high level of usefulness of the first edition of her book. Each chapter combines research findings with their practical application. It represents a very substantial 'Bible' and is both an essential work of reference and a practical guide for all of those who work in the field of implants for the deaf and hard of hearing: each of us should cer­tainly have a copy on our bookshelf!"
John Graham, in Cochlear Implants International, Vol 17, No. 5 (September 2016)

"This substantial volume is nearly 900 pages long but definitely worth the shelf space. That said, it hasn't actually made it to a shelf since its arrival at our department as everyone who spotted it has wanted to borrow it! The multidisciplinary areas of paediatric clinical cochlear implant (CI) management are comprehensively and expertly covered in its 23 chapters. Beyond the technical, research and reference updates expected of a second edition, it also includes new areas such as neurocognitive assessment which, in line with the style of the book as a whole, are accessible to the non-specialists amongst us. The broadening of both criteria and experience in CI is reflected in the detailed rehabilitation and education section and insightful chapters on special populations, including low socioeconomic groups, additional disabilities, auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder and use of brainstem implants. Many chapters also make useful reading for professionals supporting moderate to severly hearing impaired children outside of the cochlear implant clinic and referring clinicians."
Tracey Twomey, Consultant Clinical Scientist, Head of Service, Nottingham Auditory Implant Programme, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK, in ENT & Audiology News (May/June 2017)

Preface to the Second Edition

Section I. Clinical Management

Chapter 1. Cochlear Implants in Children: Historical Perspectives and Personal Reflections
Laurie S. Eisenberg

Chapter 2. Clinical Management of Cochlear Implants in Children: An Overview
Margaret E. Winter and Kristina Celani Rousso

Chapter 3. Acoustic Amplification for Infants and Children: Selection, Fitting, and Management
Patricia A. Roush and Richard C. Seewald

Chapter 4. Cochlear Implants and Auditory Brainstem Implants for Children: Surgical Considerations
Ksenia A. Aaron, Elina Kari, Rick A. Friedman, and John K. Niparko

Chapter 5. Programming Cochlear Implants in Children
Jace Wolfe and Erin C. Schafer

Chapter 6. Bilateral Cochlear Implants in Children
Ruth Litovsky

Chapter 7. Electrically Evoked Auditory Potentials: Clinical Applications
Carolyn J. Brown, Rachel Anna Scheperle, Viral D. Tejani, Eun Kyung Jeon, Shruti Balvalli Deshpande, and Paul J. Abbas

Section II. Assessment

Chapter 8. Assessing Spoken Word Recognition in Children With Cochlear Implants
Karen Iler Kirk, René H. Gifford, and Kristin Uhler

Chapter 9. Issues and Challenges in the Development of Evidence-Based Pediatric Intervention Programs
Sigfrid D. Soli and Yun Zheng

Chapter 10. The Assessment Role of the Speech-Language Specialist on the Clinical Cochlear Implant Team
Dianne Hammes Ganguly, Sophie E. Ambrose, and Catherine Cronin Carotta

Chapter 11. Beyond Hearing: Use of Parent Questionnaires for Assessing Auditory Functioning in Hearing-Impaired Infants
Liat Kishon-Rabin and Osnat Segal

Chapter 12. Psychological Factors in Pediatric Cochlear Implantation: Practical Considerations
Carren J. Stika and John F. Knutson

Chapter 13. Neurocognitive Assessment of Children With Cochlear Implants
William G. Kronenberger and David B. Pisoni

Chapter 14. Vestibular Assessment
Sharon L. Cushing and Blake C. Papsin

Chapter 15. Outcomes in Cochlear Implantation: Assessment of Quality of Life Impact and Economic Evaluation of the Cochlear Implant
Yevgeniy R. Semenov, Frank R. Lin, Howard W. Francis, and John K. Niparko

Section III. Rehabilitation and Education

Chapter 16. Listening and Spoken Language at the John Tracy Clinic: Dwelling in Possibilities through Hope, Guidance, and Encouragement
Jane Freutel, Mary D. McGinnis, and Jill A. Muhs

Chapter 17. Literacy and Educational Considerations for Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Debra Kay Schrader and Vicki L. Reynolds

Chapter 18. Habilitation Considerations for Families Who are Linguistically Diverse
W. Michael Douglas

Chapter 19. Empowering Families of Children With Cochlear Implants: Implications for Early Intervention and Language Development
Jean L. DesJardin

Section IV. Special Populations

Chapter 20. Working With Children from Lower SES Families: Understanding Health Disparities
Rachel Umans and Dana L. Suskind

Chapter 21. Cochlear Implantation in Children With Additional Disabilities
Karen C. Johnson, Susan Wiley, and Jareen Meinzen-Derr

Chapter 22. Clinical Management of Children With Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder
Holly F.B. Teagle, Patricia A. Roush, Lisa R. Park, Shuman He, Carlton J. Zdanski, and Craig A. Buchman

Chapter 23. New Frontiers in Auditory Prostheses: Auditory Brainstem Implants in Prelingually Deaf Children
Laurel M. Fisher, Amy S. Martinez, Jamie L. Glater, and Robert V. Shannon


Laurie S. Eisenberg

Laurie S. Eisenberg, PhD, is an audiologist and Professor of Research Otolaryngology in the Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. She is also a member of the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Southern California. Prior to entering doctoral studies in 1986, Dr. Eisenberg spent 10 years at the House Ear Institute as an audiologist working on projects related to first-generation cochlear implants and the auditory brainstem implant. She received her PhD in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and completed a postdoctoral traineeship at the University of California, Los Angeles, subsequently joining the faculty of the Division of Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Eisenberg returned to the House Ear Institute in 1996 as a scientist, investigating areas in pediatric hearing loss, speech perception, and auditory sensory devices. In 2013, Dr. Eisenberg joined the faculty of the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, where she continues her research at the Caruso Family Center of Childhood Communication. Dr. Eisenberg has been the recipient of numerous grants from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders of the National Institutes of Health.

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