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The Artificial Ear: Cochlear Implants and the Culture of Deafness

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by Stuart Blume
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The Artificial Ear: Cochlear Implants and the Culture of Deafness by Stuart Blume

Part ethnography and part historical study, The Artificial Ear is based on interviews with researchers who were pivotal in the early development and implementation of the new technology necessary for cochlear implants. Through an analysis of the scientific and clinical literature, Stuart Blume reconstructs the history of artificial hearing from its conceptual origins in the 1930s, to the first attempt at cochlear implantation in Paris in the 1950s, and to the widespread clinical application of the “bionic ear” since the 1980s

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Ebook Details
Pages: 240
Size: 1.6 MB
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Date published:   2009
ISBN: 9780813549118 (DRM-PDF)

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