Category: Cochlear Implants

Cochlear Implants

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Cochlear Announces FDA Approval for Cochlear Implantation at 9 Months

The research and support in practice by trained hearing health professionals provided the foundation to approve the indication be lowered to 9 months, along with the considerable developments in technology and evolving speech coding strategies in modern day cochlear implant devices.

Comparing Parent Perceptions to Datalogging Information in Pediatric Cochlear Implant Users

This study found that using datalogging as a tool for counseling parents about their child’s use of and experience with the cochlear implant helps increase wear time, proactively identify technical issues for troubleshooting, and gain new insights into the child’s listening environment and needs. This type of counseling not only provides an objective basis to encourage consistent device use, but also serves as a tool to motivate, reward, or validate parental support of their children’s listening needs.

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Managing People with Sensorineural and Conductive Unilateral Hearing Loss and Single-Sided Deafness

CROS and BiCROS hearing aids are not the only treatment options for those with unilateral hearing loss. This article reviews other options and potential future avenues for unilateral sensorineural hearing loss and single-sided deafness, as well as for unilateral conductive hearing loss.

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Speech-to-Touch Sensory Device May Help Improve Hearing

In this current proof-of-concept study investigators hypothesized that they would be able to improve speech understanding under challenging conditions by exploiting the ability of the brain to integrate information coming simultaneously from different senses. They designed a minimalistic auditory-to-tactile sensory substitution device (SSD) that transforms low-frequency speech signals into tactile vibrations delivered on two fingertips.

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