Navigation Links
Understanding hearing
Date:12/2/2013

rception of sound. Unfortunately, this "coding" is still poorly understood by science.

"Getting implants to operate more precisely will require strategies that are better geared to the information processing of the neuronal circuits in the brain. The prerequisite for this is a better understanding of the auditory system," explains Professor Werner Hemmert, director of the Department for Bio-Inspired Information Processing, at the TUM Institute of Medical Engineering (IMETUM).

Based on physiological measurements of neurons, his working group successfully built a computer model of acoustic coding in the inner ear and the neuronal information processing by the brain stem. This model will allow the researchers to further develop coding strategies and test them in experiments on people with normal hearing, as well as people carrying implants.

The fast track to better hearing aids

For manufacturers of cochlear implants collaborating with the TUM researchers, these models are very beneficial evaluation tools. Preliminary testing at the computer translates into enormous time and cost savings. "Many ideas can now be tested significantly faster. Then only the most promising processes need to be evaluated in cumbersome patient trials," says Werner Hemmert. The new models thus have the potential to significantly reduce development cycles. "In this way, patients will benefit from better devices sooner."


'/>"/>

Contact: Dr. Andreas Battenberg
battenberg@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0510
Technische Universitaet Muenchen
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Researchers map brain areas vital to understanding language
2. Understanding ourselves by studying the animal kingdom
3. Hormones impact stress, memories, and understanding social cues
4. Understanding immune system memory -- in a roundabout way
5. Research reveals new understanding, warning signs, and potential treatments for multiple sclerosis
6. Towards a real understanding of depression
7. Toward understanding the dangers of the fake marijuana called Spice or K2
8. Discovery of cell division master controller may improve understanding and treatment of cancer
9. Unexpected discovery of the ways cells move could boost understanding of complex diseases
10. Understanding the hearts rhythm
11. OHSU scientists advance understanding of brain receptor; may help fight neurological disorders
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Understanding hearing
(Date:9/22/2014)... NEW YORK CITY (September 22, 2014)The Brain ... the award of NARSAD Young Investigator ... to 200 of the world,s most promising ... grants for groundbreaking neurobiological research will seek ... prevention strategies for psychiatric disorders that affect ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... If you,re overweight, you may be at greater ... cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to a new ... that psychological stress can trigger biological responses similar ... inflammation. While normal inflammation is an important part ... contribute to chronic and life-threatening diseases. , ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... Mothers of children with autism are significantly less likely ... pregnancies than the mothers of children who are developing ... MIND Institute has found. , Low iron intake was ... the child if the mother was 35 or older ... she suffered from metabolic conditions such as obesity hypertension ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards 200 NARSAD Young Investigator grants 2Obesity and stress pack a double hit for health 2Mothers of children with autism less likely to have taken iron supplements 2
... received a $3.3 million contract from the U.S. Defense Advanced ... be so soft and squishy that they will be able ... morph back into something 10 times larger, and ultimately biodegrade. ... conduct dangerous or difficult operations are clear, and the U.S. ...
... essential hypertension also develop diabetes and other complications in ... discovered a common molecular mechanism in a strain of ... in mammals. , The bioengineering researchers at UC San ... drug developed for unrelated purposes in humans was effective ...
... Crohn,s disease researchers has combined data from three ... associated with the inflammatory bowel disorder, bringing the ... Several of these are involved with the immune ... that disruptions in a process called autophagy may ...
Cached Biology News:Tufts to develop morphing 'chemical robots' 2Tufts to develop morphing 'chemical robots' 3A single mechanism for hypertension, insulin resistance and immune suppression 2A single mechanism for hypertension, insulin resistance and immune suppression 3A single mechanism for hypertension, insulin resistance and immune suppression 4International team identifies 21 new genetic risk factors for Crohn's disease 2
(Date:9/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Research and ... of the "Global Biotechnology Reagents Market 2014-2018" ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Biotechnology reagents are chemical ... system to detect and examine another substance to ... in laboratories to prepare, collect, and examine specimens ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... components developed by researchers at the USC Viterbi ... build a 3-D microfluidic system quickly and cheaply ... , Microfluidic systems are used in many ... manipulate small volumes of fluids for use in ... detection, clinical diagnostic testing, and synthetic chemistry. Traditionally, ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... Platelets, the tiny cell fragments whose job it is ... a cell nucleus. But they can "feel" the physical ... have discovered. , Platelets respond to surfaces with greater ... they "turn on" other platelets and other components of ... smarter than we give them credit for, in that ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... Analysis of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in a mouse ... expression in several groups of CTCs, including significant differences ... ability to generate metastases. In their study reported ... , investigators from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer ... found unexpected factors that may prove to be targets ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global Biotechnology Reagents Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Agilent, BD Biosciences, Bio-Rad, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Sigma-Aldrich and Thermo Fisher 2Global Biotechnology Reagents Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Agilent, BD Biosciences, Bio-Rad, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Sigma-Aldrich and Thermo Fisher 3Lego-like modular components make building 3-D 'labs-on-a-chip' a snap 2Lego-like modular components make building 3-D 'labs-on-a-chip' a snap 3Lego-like modular components make building 3-D 'labs-on-a-chip' a snap 4Lego-like modular components make building 3-D 'labs-on-a-chip' a snap 5Platelets modulate clotting behavior by 'feeling' their surroundings 2Massachusetts General study reveals gene expression patterns in pancreatic CTCs 2Massachusetts General study reveals gene expression patterns in pancreatic CTCs 3
... 18 Caliper Life,Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALP ... Global Life Sciences Conference in New York City, ... 3:30 p.m. EDT. Kevin Hrusovsky, President,and CEO of ... company,s business.,The audio-only webcast can be accessed at, ...
... Cellectar, Inc., a,privately-held radiopharmaceuticals company that designs and ... today announced the,appointment of Charles C. Harwood, Jr., ... 55, is a Healthcare Industry Advisor for Avista ... working with Avista,Mr. Harwood was President and Chief ...
... 18 CJPS Enterprises, LLC, the,operator of the ... schedule available to Michigan companies interested in learning,about ... healthcare,industry. CJPS Enterprises, LLC (http://www.CJPS-Enterprises.com ) was ... (MEDC) as,part of the Life Sciences Pipeline initiative, ...
Cached Biology Technology:Charles C. Harwood, Jr., Joins Cellectar, Inc.'s Board of Directors 2The Michigan Life Sciences Pipeline Announces New Best Practices Seminars Tailored to Michigan Businesses 2
... For our novel expression vectors, we in-troduced ... dual controls: (i) at tran-scriptional level at the ... replication level by amplifying the plasmid copy number, ... is that it retains practically all of the ...
... is a new product number, created to ... no availability yet, please order under the ... service for assistance. Feature: tissue-culture ... area 21 cm 2 D ...
... allows you to store and manage very ... a secure central relational database. Storing and ... invaluable resource for clone tracking and enables ... immediate analysis. LabShare software integrates seamlessly with ...
... is the ultimate tool for investigating dynamic ... applications previously have been limited at wavelengths ... do not transmit in the deep UV. ... spectroscopy, introduces a filter-based confocal system (the ...
Biology Products: