Electrical Stimulation of Hearing

Cochlear implants are surgically implanted electronic devices that provide a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing in both ears. Most otologists and audiologists know that these devices bypass the normal hearing process by the use of a microphone and some behind the ear electronics that are outside the skin. These electronics digest an acoustic signal…

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Does Signal Jamming Really Cause Cochlear Implant Buzzing?

Last week at Hearing International we reviewed the military’s need to jam signals in the operation areas.  As we found out it basically saved the lives of soldiers deployed to various areas where hostile action was required.  This week Hearing International investigates the actual issue of if buzzing is caused in cochlear implants by signal…

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