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1503 Cochlear Implants for Blind People (Jan. 14, 2015)

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You can contact Keith Wiglesworth by sending an e-mail to him at:

Wikipedia has an overview of all major aspects of cochlear implants at:
Cochlear Implant on Wikipedia

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has an extensive Q & A at:
Q&A on cochlear implants from the U.S. FDA

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) of the National Institutes of Health also has an extensive Q & A at:
Q&A on cochlear implants from the U.S. NIH

Below is a list of vendors who sell cochlear implants:

You can also find out more about cochlear implants from the American Academy of Otolaryngology at:

The book which Keith Wiglesworth referenced in the show is:
"Rebuilt: how becoming part computer made me more human"
Chorost, Michael. Reading time: 8 hours, 2 minutes.
and is available through NLS as DB60850 or through Amazon
Here is a brief summary of the book:
Science writer recounts his decision to get a cochlear implant, or computer surgically imbedded in the skull, to artificially restore hearing after he became totally deaf in 2001. Describes his physical and mental changes and reflects on the implications of technological advances on the deaf community and on humanity. 2005.