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Existing Cochlear Technology Used To Re-grow Auditory Nerves
2014-04-24 03:24:49

[ Watch The Video: Bionic Ear Delivers DNA To Regrow Auditory Nerve Cells ] University of New South Wales Researchers at UNSW Australia have for the first time used electrical pulses delivered from a cochlear implant to deliver gene therapy, thereby successfully regrowing auditory nerves. The research also heralds a possible new way of treating a range of neurological disorders, including Parkinson's disease, and psychiatric conditions such as depression through this novel way...

Hearing Loss Treated In Gerbils With Human Stem Cells
2012-09-13 05:04:54

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A group of researchers from the United Kingdom who worked with deaf gerbils were recently able to give the animals the ability to hear again. The study is the first of its kind to replace damaged nerve cells with stem cells. The study, published recently in the journal Nature, discovered that hearing can improve when nerves were placed in the ear of the gerbils. Gerbils were the focus of the study as they have a hearing range...

2012-06-07 08:33:20

Research shows mice brains are 'very wired up' at birth, and suggests experience selects which connections to keep Ask the average person the street how the brain develops, and they'll likely tell you that the brain's wiring is built as newborns first begin to experience the world. With more experience, those connections are strengthened, and new branches are built as they learn and grow. A new study conducted in a Harvard lab, however, suggests that just the opposite is true. As...

2012-06-06 10:35:12

A new study finds that the ear delivers sound information to the brain in a surprisingly organized fashion The brain receives information from the ear in a surprisingly orderly fashion, according to a University at Buffalo study scheduled to appear June 6 in the Journal of Neuroscience. The research focuses on a section of the brain called the cochlear nucleus, the first way-station in the brain for information coming from the ear. In particular, the study examined tiny biological...

2012-02-01 12:35:12

U-M study finds noise exposure can cause long-lasting changes to sensory pathways; touch-sensing nerve cells may be the gateway to future tinnitus treatments We all know that it can take a little while for our hearing to bounce back after listening to our iPods too loud or attending a raucous concert. But new research at the University of Michigan Health System suggests over-exposure to noise can actually cause more lasting changes to our auditory circuitry — changes that may lead to...

2011-05-06 00:00:29

Nancy Young, MD, founder and medical director of Children's Memorial Hospital's cochlear implant program, is one of a handful of specialists nationwide to have performed her 1000th cochlear implant on a child. Young, whose training includes a fellowship in neurotology (advanced surgery), performed the implant on an 8-year-old patient from Crystal Lake, Illinois. (PRWEB) May 05, 2011 Nancy Young, MD, founder and medical director of Children's Memorial Hospital's cochlear implant program,...

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...

2009-03-30 06:00:00

Company Announces 2009 Graeme Clark Scholarship Winners DENVER, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochlear Americas, the world's leader in advanced hearing technologies, today announced the winners of the 2009 Graeme Clark Scholarship awards. Since 2002, the Graeme Clark Cochlear Scholarship Foundation has recognized the remarkable achievements of individuals who have received a Nucleus(R) cochlear implant - a small electronic device that can provide a sense of hearing to someone who has severe to...

2009-03-26 12:08:00

Event Marks World's Largest Gathering of Cochlear Implant Recipients DENVER, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochlear Americas, the world's leader in advanced hearing technologies, brings together cochlear implant recipients and their families for the third Cochlear Celebration on March 26-29 in Anaheim, California. With over 600 recipients and their families expected to attend, this inspiring four-day event is the largest gathering of cochlear implant recipients in the world. Celebration 2009...

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2008-08-28 14:00:00

Scientists in Oregon have discovered that gene therapy may be able to restore working hair cells that are essential for the inner ear to interpret sounds. Writing in the journal Nature, researchers said that these cochlear hair cells send electrical signals to convert sounds and transmit them to the brain. Cochlear cells are naturally irreplaceable. Most people who suffer from hearing loss gradually lose it through the reduction of hair cells in the cochlea. Loud noise is a key contributor...


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