Cila Umat

National University of MalaysiaMalaysia

Editor, Dr Cila Umat is an Associate Professor and Head of the Audiology Program at the School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She obtained her first degree in Physics from UKM in 1993, Postgraduate Diploma of Audiology and Masters of Audiology from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia in 1995 and 1996, respectively. She went on to do her doctorate study at the University of Melbourne in the area of cochlear implant psychophysics in 2002 and obtained her PhD in 2005. She is the first audiologist in Malaysia to obtain her PhD degree in audiology. Associate Professor Dr Cila Umat has worked as a lecturer and audiologist in UKM since 1996 after finishing her Master degree. She has also been appointed as the Head of the Audiology & Speech Sciences Department, the UKM Audiology Program Coordinator and she currently holds position as the Head of the Audiology Program at UKM. Her research interest is in the area of cochlear implantation especially on auditory perception through the cochlear implant device. Associate Professor Dr. Cila Umat has been in the UKM Cochlear Implant Team since 1997. The UKM Cochlear Implant Program which started in 1995 is the first and the largest Cochlear Implant program in Malaysia.

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For many years or decades, cochlear implants have been an exciting research area covering multiple disciplines which include surgery, engineering, audiology, speech language pathology, education and psychology, among others. Through these research studies, we have started to learn or have better understanding on various aspects of cochlear implant surgery and what follows after the surgery, the implant technology and other related aspects of cochlear implantation. Some are much better than the others but nevertheless, many are yet to be learnt. This book is intended to fill up some gaps in cochlear implant research studies. The compilation of the studies cover a fairly wide range of topics including surgical issues, some basic auditory research, and work to improve the speech or sound processing strategies, some ethical issues in language development and cochlear implantation in cases with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder. The book is meant for postgraduate students, researchers and clinicians in the field to get some updates in their respective areas.

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