Multielectrode intracochlear implants. Nerve survival and stimulation patterns.

  title={Multielectrode intracochlear implants. Nerve survival and stimulation patterns.},
  author={R{\"u}diger Schindler and Michael Merzenich and M W White and B Bjorkroth},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology},
  volume={103 12},
A series of neurophysiological and anatomical experiments have been performed on cats implanted on a long-term basis with scala tympani electrodes. Auditory nerve survival was assessed for both neomycin sulfate-deafened and previously normal-hearing cats three weeks to 30 months after electrode implantation. Acute neurophysiological experiments were performed on nearly all of the cats and the spatial response to electrical stimulation was determined. The results of these experiments suggest… CONTINUE READING