Prof Eisenberg has an extensive background and history in working in the field of cochlear implantation. This has allowed her to ask multiple authors who are recognised as leaders in their field to contribute towards her book. This book is very much a multi-disciplinary review of the field of cochlear implantation in children.

The chapters progress through a general overview of the management of these children, but rapidly hone down to specific aspects of the assessment from the whole gamete of professionals involved in this field. From a surgical point of view there is a general chapter covering surgical aspects of cochlear implantation, but the thrust of this book is directed at the multi-disciplinary approach of assessment and rehabilitation of these children.

I found the chapter on bilateral cochlear implanted authored by Ruth Litovsky and Jane Medal particularly interesting in the current climate. I was also very interested by chapters on children with multiple disabilities and the management of children with auditory neuropathy, both of which occupy a significant proportion of my clinical time.

The book is in paperback form and as such has relatively few illustrations or photographs. This does make the reading a little wordy at times. However, I feel the quality of the content overcomes this minor complaint. I would recommend this text as a good reference for those in the field of cochlear implantation, particularly in enabling them to have further appreciation of the skilled role that other members of the multi-disciplinary team bring in forming their assessments on these often complex and challenging children.

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Andrew Marshall

BSC, MBBS, FRCS, sits on the council of the section of Otology at the Royal Society of Medicine; past treasurer of the British Cochlear Implant Group; sits on the Clinical Reference Group for Specialised Ear Surgery and Ophthalmology.

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