A More Attentive Hearing Aid

July 30, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Brain controlled hearing aid
Most hearing aids are simply sound amplifiers—unable to distinguish individual sounds in a cacophony. But a better [MORE]

Hearing with Fingers

July 16, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Finger vibration hearing
“A novel study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience provides the first evidence that a simple and inexpensive [MORE]

Mini-Microphone Attached to Teeth

November 20, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Sonitus in mouth two way radio-molar mic
“Eye teeth,” a term that dates from the 17th century, meaning the two teeth [MORE]

Hand-Held Robotic Drill for Most Delicate Surgery

August 14, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

AI drill to access the inner ear
Few now remember Britain’s 19thcentury engineering genius, Isambard Kingdom Brunel—who introduced the standard gage [MORE]

3-D Printed Micro Hearing Device

January 16, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ossicular Conductive Hearing Loss Prostheses On Coin
Ossicular conductive hearing loss comes from damage to the three bones in the inner [MORE]

Artificial Eardrum from Silk

July 25, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Clear Drum
The eardrum has two main roles: it transmits sound to the sensory cells in the inner ear, and it [MORE]

Using Stem Cells to Grow Inner Ear Organs

July 18, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human Inner Ear Organoid
Stem cell-derived tissue from any organ offers a way to test therapeutic drugs. In this piece, Indiana [MORE]

Regenerating Natural Hearing

February 7, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ear Hair Cells and Progenitors
Age-related hearing loss most often results when the tiny cilia hairs of the cochlea break down. [MORE]

Cochlear Implant + iPhone

June 9, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Dr.Tjellström Testing Cochlear Baha Wireless Accessories
An Australian company, Cochlear Ltd. (Sydney) has introduced a tiny cochlear implant that can receive [MORE]

Imaging the Inner Ear

September 16, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Optical Coherence Tomography
Using optical coherence tomography—aka “optical ultrasound,” a biomedical researcher at Texas A&M University was able to insert a [MORE]

Cochlear Implants Enable Gene Therapy for Auditory Nerves

July 15, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Regenerated Auditory Nerves
Electroporation is one method of gene transfer, but it is limited by the number of cells it [MORE]

Implantable Drug Device to Restore Hearing

June 3, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Draper Labs Hearing Device
Several factors can account for the tiny hair-like cells in the inner ear collapsing, resulting in hearing [MORE]

MIT’s Hearing Chip

April 1, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Chip for Cochlear Implant
Cochlear implants have these components: a transitter affixed to the skull, a wire between the transmitter [MORE]

3-D Printed Bionic Ear that Can Hear

July 23, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D-Printed Bionic Ear
Like the first printing press with moveable type, 3-D printing is a tool for mass innovation.  In [MORE]