The UB MiniMed School Program provides an opportunity for individuals who did not pursue a medical degree to learn about many topics of interest in the medical profession. The MiniMed School offers courses modeled after the material taught to medical students. The courses are open to the general public for a nominal fee. These resources, which are organized by course subject, are compiled to coincide with topics presented in each class.
Accoustic Simulations of Cochlear Implants
Part of the University of California at Irvine, this site offers .wav files that simulate implants from 1 through 8 channels, as well as a simulation of music via a cochlear implant. A useful demonstration for those who can hear.
Auditory-Verbal U.K.: Children, Parents and Professionals in Partnership
Although this program is centered in the U.K., the information may be useful to those in the U.S. The site describes the auditory-verbal approach to helping hearing-impaired children with hearing aids and implants become integrated into the hearing world.
Cochlear Implant Education Center
This site is part of the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University, which “investigates, evaluates, and disseminates effective practices related to cochlear implant technology and its role in the education and lives of deaf children from birth through high school.”
Cochlear Implant Information & Resources
Part of the “Listen-Up Web” (Specializing In Information For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing), this site provides an extensive list of resources and links offering information on the latest concerns about meningitis, cochlear implant devices, homeowners insurance information on loss of external portions of the devices, articles, practical advice, and much, much more.
Cochlear Implant Laboratory
Based at the University of Texas at Dallas, the site is maintained by Dr. Philip Loizou. It offers a tutorial on cochlear implants, technical reports, research, publications, listening demos, and the patients’ corner where the latest research is described.
From the American Academy of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery web site. This is a basic information page that addresses issues such as cost and locating an otolarygologist near you.
This page on AudiologyNet (Audiology Information for the Masses) serves as a metasite of links to articles, manufacturers of cochlear implants, as well as other related information sources.
Part of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders web pages, this is the online version of NIH Publication No. 00-4798, March 2000, Last updated November 2002. It describes the implants and their function, as well as future research and added information resources.
Cochlear Implants Fact Sheet
Part of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) website, this is a basic information page on cochlear implants. The page offers additional links to personal stories and rehabilitation information.
Deafness Research Foundation
The leading source of private funding for basic and clinical research in hearing science. In effect, DRF is the “venture capital” arm of hearing research, annually awarding grants to promising young researchers and established researchers to explore new avenues of hearing science. DRF publishes Hearing Health Magazine, whose web pages offer snippets of articles, as well as valuable Q&A information and an events calendar. The DRF pages offer a Hearing Health Dictionary, a research grants center, a list of resources by state, a news section, and a featured topic.
FDA Public Health Web Notification: Risk of Bacterial Meningitis in Children with Cochlear Implants
An official FDA public health alert issued July 24, 2002, Updated September 25, 2003.
Hearing Disorders and Deafness
Part of the MEDLINEplus Health Information pages, this page offers a wealth of links and information on the latest news, a general overview of the problem, anatomy/physiology, diagnosis/symptoms, clinical trials, research and treatment, as well as dictionaries for terminology, organizations, law and policy and statistics related to hearing disorders.
Oral Deaf Education
This page offers a list of Oral Deaf Education schools across the country, as well as resource kits for parents, free videos, a library, and training and job opportunities for professionals in the field.
Sound From Silence: The Development of Cochlear Implants
An article from the “Beyond Discovery” pages of the National Academy of Sciences, it fully describes the history and research behind the device.
Some of these journals are available in electronic format to UB students, faculty, and staff members. Print versions of the journals are available to the public at the UB Health Science Library.
Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery (v.112, 1986-)
Body atlas. Now hear this <videorecording> / Discovery Communication, Inc. ; director, Thelma Rumsey ; writers, Nigel Henbest, Thelma Rumsey ; producer, Nigel Henbest. New York, NY : Ambrose Video <distributor>, c1994. 1 videocassette (25 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
VHS QT 104 B668n 1994
A walk through the marvel of engineering, the ear. Learn how they work, from balance to musical pitch.
Cochlear multi-channel implant <videorecording> : the bionic ear / Graeme W. Clark. Secaucus, NJ : Network for Continuing Medical Education, 1991. (NCME telecourse ; no. 589.) VHS NCME no.589
The developer of the cochlear digital speech processor discusses the rationale for the implant, the preoperative screening and surgical implantation and the postoperative rehabilitation of patients who can now hear with this device.
Color atlas of ear disease / Richard A. Chole, James W. Forsen. Hamilton ; Longon : BC Decker, 2002. CD-ROM WV17 C48 2002 [see Books list for companion book]
Dreams spoken here <videorecording> : a documentary about teaching deaf children to speak and listen. Palo Alto, CA : Oberkotter Foundation Film Project, c1998.
VHS HV 2430 D771 1998
Film shows how deaf children can learn to speak and listen through oral deaf education.
Sound and fury <videorecording> / <presented by> Filmakers Library, Inc. ; a production of Aronson Film Associates and Public Policy Productions in association with Thirteen/WNET and Channel 4 ; <a presentation of Next Wave Films>. OTHER TITLES: Subtitle on container: The Communication wars of the deaf . New York, N.Y. : Filmakers Library, c2000.1 videocassette (80 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
LAW LIBRARY VHS HV2391 S68 2000
Two related families with a history of deafness go through the process of deciding whether their children should have cochlear implant surgery. The surgery would allow the children to hear, but would weaken their connection to deaf culture.
Cochlear Implants are classified under WV274. General call number areas include: WV 1-190 Otolaryngology and WV 200-290 Ear. Note some titles are listed under WE 1-190 Musculoskeletal System (General) but include cochlear topics, and that the title listed under ZWU is a bibliogaphy. Books are available in HSL unless otherwise noted (Law, UGL)
Cochlear implant rehabilitation in children and adults / edited by Dianne J. Allum. San Diego, Calif. : Singular Pub. Co., c1996. WV 274 C659 1996
Cochlear implantation for infants and children : advances / senior editor, Graeme M. Clark ; editors, Robert S.C. Cowan, Richard C. Dowell. San Diego : Singular Pub. Group, c1997. WV 274 A243 1997
Cochlear implants : a handbook / by Bonnie Poitras Tucker. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1998. WV 274 T891c 1998
Cochlear implants : fundamentals and applications / Graeme Clark. New York : Springer, 2003. WV 274 C593 2003
Cochlear implants : objective measures / edited by Helen E. Cullington. London : Whirr, 2003. WV 274 C6617 2003
Cochlear implants : principles & practices / editors, John K. Niparko ... et al. Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2000. WV 274 C6619 2000
Cochlear implants in children : ethics and choices / John B. Christiansen, Irene W. Leigh. Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University Press, 2002. WV 274 C555c 2002
Improving implant performance through retrieval information : January 1990 through October 1999 : 1412 citations / prepared by Karen Patrias... <et al.> National Library of Medicine, Reference Section, 1999. ZWU 640 P275i 1999
Neural prostheses for restoration of sensory and motor function / edited by John K. Chapin, Karen A. Moxon. Boca Raton : CRC Press, c2000. WE 172 N4945 2000
Wired for sound : a journey into hearing / Beverly Biderman. Toronto : Trifolium, 1998. UGL RF305 .B52 1998
Atlas of hearing and balance organs : a practical guide for otolaryngologists / Andre Leblanc. Paris ; New York : Springer, c1999. WV 17 L445a 1999
Audiology clinical protocols / prepared by the staff of the University of Minnesota Hospital Audiology Clinic, Robert H. Margolis, director. Boston : Allyn and Bacon, c1997. WV 272 A91114 1997
Clinical otology / edited by Gordon B. Hughes, Myles L. Pensak. 2nd ed. New York : Thieme, 1997. WV 200 C6411 1997
Color atlas of ear disease / Richard A. Chole, James W. Forsen. Hamilton ; Longon : BC Decker, 2002. WV17 C48 2002 [see Audiovisual list for companion CD-ROM]
Cophosurgery / Traian Ataman. Bucharest : Orizonturi Pub. House, 1990. WV 200 A862c 1990
Development of the auditory system / Edwin W. Rubel, Arthur N. Popper, Richard R. Fay, editors. New York : Springer, 1998. WV 201 D489 1998
Diseases of the ear. 6th ed. / edited by Harold Ludman and Tony Wright. Oxford University Press, 1998. WV 200 D611 1998
Ear : comprehensive otology / edited by Rinaldo F. Canalis, Paul R. Lambert. Philadelphia, PA : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2000. WV 210 E12 2000
Handbook of clinical audiology / editor, Jack Katz, et al. 5th ed. Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2002. WV 270 H2363 2002
Human auditory development / Lynne A. Werner and G. Cameron Marean. Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1996. WV 270 W493h 1996
Otologic medicine and surgery / edited by Peter W. Alberti, Robert J. Ruben. New York : Churchill Livingstone, 1988. WV 200 O875 1988 2 v. set
Otologic surgery / editor, Derald E. Brackmann. Philadelphia : W.B. Saunders, c1994. WV 200 O878 1994
Physiology of the ear / edited by Anthony F. Jahn, Joseph Santos-Sacchi. Australia ; San Diego, CA : Singular/Thomson Learning, c2001. WV 201 P578 2001
Surgery of the ear / Michael E. Glasscock III, George E. Shambaugh, Jr. 4th ed. Philadelphia : Saunders, 1990. WV 200 G549s 1990
Tomography and cross sections of the ear / by Galdino E. Valvassori and Richard A. Buckingham. Stuttgart : Thieme, 1975. WV 17 V215t 1975