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]

iDichotic Listening for Psychological Testing

April 2, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Psychological Testing via Smart Phone
In order to test patients for attention disorders and language processing skills, psychologists rely on [MORE]

Regenerating Hearing

March 26, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Researchers in the US and Japan reported earlier this year that by combining a specific protein suppressor and implanting [MORE]

A Buzz in Your Ear; Powering Devices

January 15, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Biologic Battery in the Inner Ear
Since the 1950’s, auditory physiologists have known that vibrations (sound) on the eardrum are [MORE]