New MED-EL cochlear implant can be used with MRI, FDA finds

    DURHAM, NC–One drawback of wearing a cochlear implant (CI) is that it creates complications for CI wearers who need to undergo an MRI  (magnetic resonance imaging).  Doing an MRI scan of the head with the CI in place can prevent an accurate scan from being produced.  Worse yet, scanning any part of the body with…

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Five inventors of the cochlear implant to be awarded Russ Prize in engineering

WASHINGTON, DC–Five scientists whose contributions led to the invention of the cochlear implant, which has provided hearing to hundreds of thousands of deaf people, will receive the 2015 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize, awarded biennially by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). The honorees–Graeme M. Clark, MD, PhD; Michael M. Merzenich, PhD; Erwin Hochmair,…

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