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Cochlear Americas Announces FDA Clearance of the Cochlear(TM) Baha(R) BP100 Sound Processor, the Industry's First Programmable Bone Conduction Hearing Solution

... DENVER, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- cochlear Americas announced today that the U.S. Food and ... than ever before," said Chris Smith, President of cochlear Americas. "Users who cannot benefit from hearing ... to live full, active lives. For clinicians, the cochlear Fitting Software and three distinct fitting ...

Global network formed to improve hearing implant outcomes

... The cochlear Implant Program at the London Health Sciences ... and the Medical and Surgical Director for LHSC's cochlear Implant Program. Started in 1987, the program has treated over 220 adults and 115 children with cochlear implants. Some notable North American ...

Cochlear Americas Hosts Celebration 2009 for Cochlear Implant Recipients and Their Families

... 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 ...

NYU Langone Medical Center study shows that cochlear implant surgery is safe for the elderly

... loss can undergo a surgical procedure to receive cochlear implants with minimal risk. "Due to concerns ... of 70 patients over 70 years of age who received cochlear implants under general anesthesia at NYU Langone ... is well tolerated by elderly patients undergoing cochlear implantation. Any pre - existing medical ...

Superior Sound Amplifies Quality of Life for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

... -- Autodesk (Nasdaq: ADSK ) has named cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions, a division of cochlear Ltd (Cochlear) and a global leader in the ... Inventor of the Month for February 2009. cochlear successfully used Autodesk Inventor software to ...

Bilateral cochlear implants: A case when 2 are definitely superior to 1

... INDIANAPOLIS -- A study of cochlear implant patients seen by Indiana University ... is the first research to show evidence that cochlear implants in both ears significantly improves ... speaking at an appropriate volume resulted when cochlear devices were implanted in both ears. This ...

St. Jude finds 'dancing' hair cells are key to humans' acute hearing

... of tiny, hair-like cilia that extend from cochlear hair cells. While the cochleas inner hair cells ... motility of the outer hair cells is critical to cochlear amplification. However, he noted, With this ... stereociliary motility from contributing to cochlear amplification, because eliminating somatic ...

New research on hearing health underscores the importance of better hearing and speech month

... hearing loss benefit substantially from having cochlear implants placed in both ears, rather than one, as ... to treat issues related to hearing health. The cochlear implant study, authored by researchers at Indiana ... should produce more opportunities for unilateral cochlear implant users to receive a second implant, said ...

UT Southwestern testing new hybrid hearing device combining advantages of hearing aids, implants

... natural hearing remains. For these individuals, cochlear implants that entirely replace natural hearing ... by people who still have some natural hearing. cochlear implants are surgically implanted into the ear ... the natural hearing and coupling it with the cochlear implant, particularly for distinguishing speech ...

Cochlear implant recipients experience improvement in quality of life

... Alexandria, VA cochlear implant recipients experience a significant ... German study evaluated the quality of life of 56 cochlear implant recipients using the Nijmegen cochlear Implant Questionnaire (NCIQ), a self-administered ...

Design of a new system that improves hearing in patients who carry a cochlear implant

... carrying out an application analysis in the cochlear implant programming and studying the distribution ... Med-El, is very useful for the manufacturers of cochlear implants as the results are a source of information for their present research lines. The cochlear implant is an electronic device designed to help ...

Youngest patient worldwide to have auditory implant in the brain stem

... illness characterised by the absence of the cochlear (auditory) nerves which have the task of ... passage (outer, middle and inner ear) with the cochlear nuclei located in the brain stem, one of the ... the outside is processed. The absence of the cochlear or auditory nerve makes it impossible for the ...

Cochlear Americas Announces 2008 Graeme Clark Scholarship Winners

... DENVER, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- cochlear Americas, the world leader in advanced hearing ... toward an accredited university. The Graeme Clark cochlear Scholarship Foundation was launched in 2002 to ... cochlear implants," said Chris Smith, President, cochlear Americas. "We believe that education empowers ...

Overactive nerves in head and neck may account for 'ringing in the ears'

... activity in a part of the brain called the dorsal cochlear nucleus that processes auditory and other signals. In normal hearing, the dorsal cochlear nucleus is the first stop in the brain for sound ... of the brain that normally convey signals to the cochlear nucleus have an enhanced effect, says Shore, who ...

Neural Insights Could Bring Better Cochlear Implants

... in New Jersey say they are working on a better cochlear implant. cochlear implants are used to provide at least some degree ... explained. In this latest research with mouse cochlear tissue cultured in the laboratory, Davis and ...

Researcher developing new method for hearing loss assessment

... appropriate therapy and interventions, such as cochlear implants. "The better the diagnostic tool we ... of other sensory aids, such as the more expensive cochlear implants." A cochlear implant is an electronic device that can provide ...

New stem cell therapy may lead to treatment for deafness

... of STEM CELLS . The researchers painstakingly dissected and cultured cochlear cells from 9-11 week-old human fetuses. The cells were expanded and ... for a variety of applications, such as studying the development of human cochlear neurons and hair cells, as models for drug screening and helping to ...

Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent Will Serve As Lead Sponsor of Hear Indiana's 6th Annual Talk Walk Run 2009

... members of society," said R. Christopher Miyamoto, pediatric ENT and cochlear implant surgeon at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent. ... be fitted with hearing aids, and profoundly deaf children can receive a cochlear implant at twelve months of age. Early intervention allows deaf and hard ...

MRI Detects Soft Tissue Damage Affecting Kids' Hearing

... (18 percent) had either missing (53 percent) or deficient (47 percent) cochlear nerves. Ears with severe and profound hearing loss had more ... transfer of sound to the brain, such as the membranous labyrinth and the cochlear nerve, are not evaluated well with high-resolution CT." "With MRI, ...

Ochsner Medical Center, Only Louisiana Hospital Listed in 'America's Best' by U.S. News

... ENT recognition is attributed to our large patient volume which represents a strong mix of both common ENT diseases and complex cases, such as cochlear implants and head and neck cancers," explains Dr. Ronald Amedee, Ochsner Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology. "The ENT team at Ochsner is ...

One step closer to an artificial nerve cell

... . The methods that are currently used to stimulate nerve signals in the nervous system are based on electrical stimulation. Examples of this are cochlear implants, which are surgically inserted into the cochlea in the inner ear, and electrodes that are used directly in the brain. One problem with this ...

UGA researchers achieve breakthrough in effort to develop tiny biological fuel cells

... way to grow molecular wire brushes that conduct electrical charges, a first step in developing biological fuel cells that could power pacemakers, cochlear implants and prosthetic limbs. The journal Chemical Science calls the technique "a significant breakthrough for nanotechnology." UGA chemist ...

Hear Indiana holds 6th Annual Talk Walk Run at Fort Harrison State Park to Celebrate Deaf Children Who Listen and Speak

... Lilly Endowment Inc. , Noodles and Co., and Phonak . "Listen Up" Level: Advanced Bionics, Beebe, Scherer & Associates, LLC ; cochlear , InTRAC , Sprint Relay , The Running Company , Tyler Burgardt Photography , Clay & Amy McConkey Robbins . "Sounds Good ...

Researchers studying hearing loss find auditory regions of the brain convert to the sense of touch

... retains the ability to re-wire itself on a large scale, as well as the factors that may complicate treatment of hearing loss with hearing aids or cochlear implants. ...

Now Hear This: Brain Fitness Exercises Improve Listening

... and Chief Scientist of Posit Science. Dr. Merzenich also is the co-founder of Scientific Learning (Nasdaq: SCIL ) and is the co-inventor of the cochlear implant marketed by Advanced Bionics. He has been elected by his peers to both the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine and is ...

Universal vaccination associated with decreased Canadian cases of most deadly strain of meningitis

... provided to people who may be vulnerable because they are missing a spleen, they have a weak immune system, are transplant recipients, or they have a cochlear (inner ear) implant. The Men C vaccine is the first product suitable for infants offering long-term immunity against meningococcal C and it ...

Also in the Dec. 30 JNCI

... The perilymphatic drug concentration was also higher in the cisplatin-treated animals than in those exposed to oxaliplatin. "The differences in cochlear kinetics and cellular uptake that we found in the hearing end organ are sufficient to explain the difference in ototoxicity between cisplatin and ...

XTENT Appoints Christopher M. Smith and Arthur T. Taylor to Board of Directors

... and insight will be invaluable as we move toward commercialization of the Custom NX(R) Drug Eluting Stent System." Smith is currently president of cochlear Americas, a developer of implantable hearing devices. From October 2003 to August 2004, he was a consultant for Warburg Pincus, a private equity ....

Premier conference on neurotechnology and deep brain stimulation to be held in Cleveland June 16-18

... and patient demonstrations. Neural interfaces are systems operating at the intersection of the nervous system and an internal device (i.e., cochlear implant for the deaf, deep brain stimulation [DBS] for Parkinson's). Neural interfaces are used to enable individuals the ability to control their ...

£7.5m to transform patient care

... established since 1977 and is world-leading in both basic and clinical aspects of hearing research. Nottingham was the first dedicated paediatric cochlear implant programme in the UK and is one of the largest of its kind in Europe. The new research programme will build on existing strengths in applying ...

Neuromusic showtime

... offered by music in neuro-rehabilitation. A special session called New Directions will be dedicated to the possibility of appreciating music by cochlear implant carriers. Robert Shannon, Sandra Trehub and Nina Kraus will take part to this session. A core section of the program includes a keynote ...

Brain Screenings Offered to Breast Cancer Patients During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

... exclusions include, but are not limited to, pacemakers, implanted defibrillators, neurostimulators, aneurysm clips, cochlear devices, or any other institution contraindications. Women who are pregnant. CONTACT: Sandi Davis of Chicago Institute of ...

Stem Cells Aid in Hearing Recovery

... loss may involve damage to inner ear cells called cochlear fibrocytes, which are fundamental to inner ear ... hearing loss. This model specifically destroys cochlear fibrocytes and leads to acute hearing loss. ... stem cells into the inner ear could restore the cochlear fibrocyte population and aid hearing recovery. ...

Bionic Ear Restores Hearing to Von Hippel-Lindau Disease Patients

... advancement because such tumors do not affect the cochlear nerve necessary for receipt of sound in the ... device used in the surgery is known as a cochlear implant, which stimulates the cochlear nerve with electrical impulses, and is ...

Radical Idea of Implanting Tiny Electrodes to the Deaf

... nearly every measure, these work better than cochlear implants, says U-M researcher John C. ... for the same people who are candidates today for cochlear implants: the profoundly deaf, who cant hear at ... the external speech processor and battery pack cochlear implant users need to wear and often have to ...

Cochlear Implantation Increases Meningitis Risk

... A new study has found that the presence of cochlear implants increases the risk of bacterial ... the need for meningitis vaccinations in potential cochlear implant recipients. The study involved ... in the ears of 54 healthy rats, implanting cochlear devices in 36 of them, and then monitoring them ...

Making Sense of the World Through a Cochlear Implant

... the everyday experience of people who rely on cochlear implants, a surgically-implanted electronic ... be able to improve the experience of people with cochlear implants, which can distort speech and have a ... study was to simulate the experience of having a cochlear implant, where speech can sound like a very ...

Need for Cost-effective Hearing Implants

... hearing problems could have been benefited by cochlear implants, // but the prohibitive cost of such ... a million are children and they need to undergo cochlear implant surgery. But the high cost of the device ... "The device from the Australian company cochlear is the most advanced and reliable product and ...

Low Pitch Therapy for ‘ringing in the Ears

... of a research subject. The patient uses a cochlear implant to address a constant mid-ranged pitched ... programs the low-pitched sound through his cochlear implant, and Zeng is currently studying how to ... who do not use any hearing-aid devices. Since a cochlear implant replaces the damaged mechanism in the ear ...
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