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.
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.
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.
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.
Electrical engineers at Tel Aviv University develop a mathematical algorithm that enables hearing aids to filter out background noise.
'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.
New medical device, powered wirelessly via electromagnetic radio waves, could be used as a diagnostic or surgical tool.
The flexible electrodes in testing record signals from a cat's brain more accurately than traditionally used, thicker, stiff devices, study finds.
Samsung is working on a wireless MP3 system so the deaf can enjoy music.
Its "Wireless Loopset" is designed to be worn around the neck.