25 Results for

cochlear

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Upgraded cochlear implant regrows auditory nerves

Researchers at UNSW have for the first time used a cochlear implant to regrow auditory nerves and restore hearing in guinea pigs.

By 24 April 2014

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Tiny mic could improve cochlear implants

Electrical engineers unveil a prototype the size of a pencil eraser that would reside in the middle ear instead of worn externally behind the ear.

By 1 May 2012

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Cochlear implant could help wearers find balance

Researchers at the University of Washington have successfully implanted a device they hope will cancel the symptoms of vertigo experienced by those with Meniere's disease.

By 27 October 2010

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Hashtag 'scalpel': Hospital to live-tweet ear surgery

Ever wished you could watch a surgical procedure unfold? Seattle's Swedish Medical Center is getting set to share a play-by-play of a cochlear implant operation.

By 2 October 2012

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Remote-controlled chip could be the future of contraceptives

A tiny chip implanted under a woman's skin can deliver hormonal birth control for up to 16 years and is entering pre-clinical trials next year.

By 7 July 2014

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In the future, we could charge wearables by chewing

Get set to strap on some piezoelectric headgear to keep all your wearables charged and ready to use.

By 19 September 2014

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MIT figures out how to power tiny devices with... the ear

The ear's cochlea houses a natural battery containing ions that create a tiny electrical voltage. Researchers are developing chips with such low-power demand that this voltage just might be enough to power them.

By 8 November 2012

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The future of 'microimplants' in your body: Wireless charging

Stanford researchers find a new way to safely charge tiny devices embedded inside the body. Cyberization, here we come.

By 20 May 2014

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Off-the-grid texting device GoTenna attracts antisurveillance crowd

A gadget for text messaging without cell service sees a spike in interest from the pro-privacy crypto and Bitcoin communities -- even though that wasn't its creators' intention.

By 7 September 2014

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Soundhawk hearing amplifier is a 'wearable with a purpose'

An in-ear gadget that doubles as a Bluetooth headset can be customized to your distinct hearing profile to amplify sound and drown out background noise.

By 24 June 2014