19 Results for

cochlear

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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 Apr. 30, 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 Oct. 26, 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 Oct. 1, 2012

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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 Nov. 7, 2012

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App helps hearing-impaired sort through aural clutter

Electrical engineers at Tel Aviv University develop a mathematical algorithm that enables hearing aids to filter out background noise.

By Aug. 7, 2009

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Hacking humans: Building a better you

'Man is something that shall be overcome,' wrote Nietzsche. He may have never envisioned today's efforts to re-engineer the body, but he looks prophetic as pioneers aim to push the envelope of human capability.

By Aug. 21, 2012

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Implantable device propels itself through bloodstream

New medical device, powered wirelessly via electromagnetic radio waves, could be used as a diagnostic or surgical tool.

By Feb. 22, 2012

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Ultrathin silk-based electrodes as brain implants

The flexible electrodes in testing record signals from a cat's brain more accurately than traditionally used, thicker, stiff devices, study finds.

By Apr. 20, 2010

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An MP3 player for the deaf

Samsung is working on a wireless MP3 system so the deaf can enjoy music.

By Jan. 8, 2007

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Nokia turns hearing aids into Bluetooth headsets

Its "Wireless Loopset" is designed to be worn around the neck.

By Jul. 3, 2008