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Michigan Man Becomes Fourth Person In US To Receive Bionic

Michigan Man Becomes Fourth Person In US To Receive Bionic Eye

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When Michigan resident Roger Pontz lost his eyesight due to a hereditary disease called retinitis pigmentosa, he probably never expected to seen again. However, Pontz is now seeing faint...

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2014-04-21 12:24:47

CENTENNIAL, Colo., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Aqua+ accessory, the only waterproof behind-the-ear solution for cochlear implant recipients on the market today. The Aqua+ is a form-fitting, easy-to-use, versatile accessory that allows Cochlear(TM) Nucleus® 5 and Nucleus 6 Implant recipients(2) to swim underwater for up to two...

2014-04-01 08:30:02

SynCardia Systems, Inc., Recognizes Outstanding Outcomes, Implant Leaders, Emerging Leaders & Fast Start Certified Centers TUCSON, Ariz., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine 'best of the best' SynCardia Certified Centers were honored by SynCardia Systems, Inc., for their use of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE approved Total Artificial Heart, and the Freedom® portable driver that powers it....

2014-03-26 12:29:45

LONDON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Cochlear Implants Market 2014-2018 TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Cochlear Implants market to grow at a CAGR of 14.77 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increase in product customization. The Global Cochlear Implants market has also been witnessing the increase in the number of product launches and...

2014-03-21 12:24:08

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (NU) - Among the marvels of modern medicine are neural prosthetics, tiny bioengineered devices that surgeons implant in brain tissue to compensate for a variety of disabilities to the human nervous system. Physicians already have had much success with cochlear implants for the hearing impaired, with future research programs aimed at assisting epileptics, victims of Alzheimer's disease, and even individuals who have sustained spinal cord...

2014-03-21 08:24:41

Hybrid hearing is a new way of hearing that combines the benefits of hearing aids and cochlear implants in one device to help give a more complete hearing experience CENTENNIAL, Colo., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and launch of the Cochlear(TM) Nucleus® Hybrid Implant System, a revolutionary new hybrid hearing solution that helps people...

2014-03-10 04:21:19

Angelika Braun Discusses Patient Outcomes with Subretinal Implants at the XVII Congreso de Sociedad Espanola de Retina y Vitreo (SERV) 2014 SEVILLA, Spain, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Retina Implant AG, the leading developer of subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), today announced that Angelika Braun, clinical engineer at Retina Implant AG, presented results from the Company's multicenter clinical trial for the first time in Spain at the XVII...

2014-02-14 12:23:56

Four-year scholarships awarded to eight gifted students who have overcome hearing loss and achieved academic and personal success CENTENNIAL, Colo., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochlear, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced today the winners of the twelfth annual Graeme Clark and third annual Anders Tjellstrom Scholarships. The 2014 scholarships recognize Cochlear(TM) Nucleus(®) Implant and Baha(®) System recipients who have shown promise and resilience...

New Hearing Implant Uses Less Power, No External Hardware
2014-02-10 07:25:53

[ Watch the Video: The Sound Of Innovation For Deafness ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Hundreds of thousands of deaf, or near-deaf, people around the world have benefited from cochlear implants. While these devices are undoubtedly a good thing, the hardware to make them work has been somewhat of a pain. Cochlear implants typically require a small transmitter affixed to the skull with a wire dangling down to a microphone, as well as a battery pack that must...

2014-01-29 08:30:20

Kellogg retina surgeons implant Argus II Retinal Prosthesis, or 'bionic eye,' for two patients with end-stage retinitis pigmentosa ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Retina surgeons at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center have performed the first -- and second -- surgeries in the United States to implant an artificial retina, or "bionic eye," since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the device last year. Thiran Jayasundera, M.D., and...

2014-01-07 08:29:55

3 Years of Rapid Growth Sets Pace to Surpass 200 Implants in 2014 TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With 161 SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Hearts implanted in 2013, nearly double the 81 implants performed in 2011, SynCardia Systems, Inc. is on track to exceed 200 implants of the Total Artificial Heart in 2014, the company announced today. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140107/LA41597) "We expect demand to continue to accelerate this year," says Michael P....