Cochlear implants are small, electronic devices
that can be surgically implanted to enable profoundly deaf children and adults
who are not helped by traditional hearing aids to hear better. The May 19,
2004, issue of JAMA includes an article about cochlear
implantation in children, and the May 2004 issue of the Archives of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery is a theme issue
devoted to this topic.