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New Research Could Lead to Better Hearing in Noise for Cochlear Implant Users

Cochlear implants are a groundbreaking technology that has changed the lives of many people living with severe to profound hearing loss.   University of Sydney School of Biomedical Engineering researcher, Dr. Greg Watkins, hears with the assistance of two cochlear implants after experiencing profound deafness in both ears following a 30-year career as an electrical engineer. Despite his…

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MED-EL Announces FDA Approval for RONDO 3 Audio Processor

MED-EL USA announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the new slim and lightweight RONDO 3 Audio Processor for the company’s SYNCHRONY Cochlear Implant System. MED-EL anticipates that RONDO 3 will be available later this year. According to the company’s announcement, MED-EL recipients can swap out an unopened RONDO 2…

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Interview: Dr. Nancy Young Discusses MRI in Children with Cochlear Implants Using New Magnet Design

HHTM recently caught up with Dr. Nancy Young, the Medical Director of Audiology & Cochlear Implant Programs at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Young discussed her recently published research on conducting MRI in children with cochlear implants using a new magnet design…

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Study Finds Improved Cochlear Implant Device Allows Safe MRI in Children without Discomfort

A new study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago found that children with a MED-EL Synchrony cochlear implant device can undergo MRI safely, with no discomfort and reduced need for sedation or anesthesia. Findings were recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Laryngoscope.   Cochlear Implants and MRI Safety   Cochlear implants…

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Envoy Medical Receives FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for Fully Implanted Acclaim® Cochlear Implant

WHITE BEAR LAKE, MINNESOTA — Envoy Medical® Corporation, a hearing health company focused on providing innovative technologies across the hearing loss spectrum, today announced that its fully implanted Acclaim® cochlear implant was granted the Breakthrough Device Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Unlike existing traditional cochlear implants that are partially implanted and…

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Researchers Find Enhanced Pitch Discrimination for Cochlear Implant Users with New Haptic Neuroprosthetic Device

In a new study, researchers examined the ability of a novel device to enhance pitch discrimination among cochlear implant users. The device, the mosaicOne_B, was designed to help provide missing pitch information to the wearer through haptic (tactile) stimulation on the forearm. This enhanced pitch discrimination “has the potential to significantly improve music perception, speech…

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Vanderbilt Researchers Receive $3.1M NIH Grant to Develop Customizable Cochlear Implant Programming

A team of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers has received a $3.1 million NIH grant to develop advanced patient-specific cochlear implant stimulation models for customized implant programming. Traditional cochlear implant programming is done by expert audiologists using a guess-and-check approach based on subjective patient feedback regarding sound quality as well as changes…

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Plural Publishing Releases New Editions of Cochlear Implant Books

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA — Plural Publishing recently released new editions of two of their most prominent cochlear implant books featuring contributions from some of the foremost authorities on the subject. These updates bring new features including fully rewritten chapters and up-to-date research on cochlear implant devices and assessment that will benefit students and clinicians alike.…

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FDA Gives Expedited Approval of Cochlear’s Remote Check Solution for Cochlear Implants

CENTENNIAL, COLORADO — Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, has obtained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Remote Check solution. According to the company’s announcement, this approval is “the first step in commercializing the product offering, which is anticipated by the end of 2020”. Cochlear says that it…

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High-Resolution PET/CT Imaging May Help Predict Effectiveness of Cochlear Implant

RESTON, VIRGINIA — Novel, fully digital, high-resolution positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging of small brain stem nuclei can provide clinicians with valuable information concerning the auditory pathway in patients with hearing loss, according to a new study published in the March issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Using 18F-FDG PET/CT imaging, researchers found…

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