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Bionic Ears for the deaf
2012-09-21 10:21:44

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the Stanley Steyer School of Health Professions at Tel Aviv University (TAU) and The Hearing, Speech, and the Language Center at Sheba Medical Center recently noted that bilateral cochlear implants could possibly improve binaural sound processing in the brain. Cochlear implants, sometimes known as bionic ears, have been used since the end of the 1980 as electronic devices in both ear lobes. They were created to...

2012-02-10 16:05:33

Cochlear implants may be a safe, effective option for some organ transplant patients who've lost their hearing as an unfortunate consequence of their transplant-related drug regime, researchers report. The antibiotics and immunosuppressive drugs required by organ transplant patients can cause deafness, said Dr. Brian J. McKinnon, otologist and neurotologist at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University. Antibiotics can destroy the finite number of dark cells in...

2010-06-22 15:17:08

A history of ear tubes to treat infections does not appear to adversely affect children with cochlear implants, regardless of whether the tubes are left in place or removed before implantation, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Newborn hearing screening is now widespread and cochlear implants to reverse hearing loss have been shown to be successful in children younger than age 2, according to...

2010-05-18 12:24:45

Older adults appear to benefit significantly from cochlear implants, but not as much as younger patients who had similar levels of hearing impairment before surgery, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Otolaryngology"“Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Cochlear implants have become an accepted treatment for adults with age-related hearing loss or the progression of early-onset hearing loss, according to background information in the article....

2010-02-23 14:50:11

Profoundly deaf children with cochlear implants to help them to hear rate their quality of life equal to their normal-hearing peers, according to new research from UT Southwestern Medical Center auditory specialists. In addition, the earlier a child is implanted with a cochlear device and the longer he or she wears the device, the better overall quality of life the child reports and the more successful the child is in school, according to the findings, published in the February issue of...

2010-01-19 12:14:46

Children with cochlear implants in both ears appear to have difficulty controlling the loudness and pitch of their voices, but these measures improve over time, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of Otolaryngology"“Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Cochlear implants provide the perception of sound through the conversion of sound stimuli into electrical impulses, which are received by the cochlear nerve and processed by the central auditory...

2010-01-19 12:13:03

Some complications may occur in children receiving cochlear implants, and are highly correlated with trauma to the ear area and inner ear malformation, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of Otolaryngology"“Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Cochlear implants are electronic devices that can help provide a sense of sound to individuals who are deaf or severely hearing-impaired. "The success of cochlear implantation as an auditory rehabilitative...

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2008-11-24 09:50:00

An ear implant that works by aiming infrared light into the inner ear is being explored by U.S. researchers. Nerves located in the ear can be moved by light in addition to sound, and a research group from Northwestern University, Illinois, is trying to capitalize on this idea. Infrared light pointed onto guinea pig nerve cells shaped more superior results than typical cochlear implants, a description in New Scientist magazine stated. However, the UK charity RNID announced that a mechanism...

2005-12-01 16:42:30

New research at Johns Hopkins has clearly demonstrated the ability of cochlear implants in very young animals to forge normal nerve fibers that transmit sound and to restore hearing by reversing or preventing damage to the brain's auditory system. The findings in cats, published in Science online Dec. 2, help explain why implants are up to 80 percent successful in restoring hearing in young children born deaf, but rarely effective when implanted in congenitally deaf adults, the researchers...


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