Middle Ear MEMS Microphone Could Restore Hearing

U.S researchers are developing a tiny middle ear "microphone" that could remove the need for any external components on cochlear implants. Led by University of Utah engineer Darrin J. Young, the research team has produced and tested a prototype of the device which uses an accelerometer attached to the tiny bones of the middle ear to detect sound vibration... Continue Reading Middle ear microphone aims to improve cochlear implantsSection: Health and WellbeingTags: Accelerometer, Case Western Reserve University, Cochlear, Hearing, Hearing Aid, Implant, Medical, University of Utah Related Articles: Hybrid device combines hearing aid and cochlear implant Cochlear launches next-generation BAHA hearing aid that's iPod, Bluetooth ready Better hearing via your teeth Tiny sensor transmits data from orthopedic implants Outer Ear allows hearing-impaired people to 'feel the noise' Scientist infects himself with a computer virus

Middle Ear MEMS Microphone Could Restore Hearing

Hearing device could serve as discreet alternative to cochlear implants

Thu 3 May 12 from IEEE Spectrum

Middle ear microphone aims to improve cochlear implants

U.S researchers are developing a tiny middle ear "microphone" that could remove the need for any external components on cochlear implants. Led by University of Utah engineer Darrin J. Young, ...

Mon 30 Apr 12 from Gizmag

Bionic Ear Could Replace Cochlear Implants

Scientists have found a way to miniaturize auditory components and put them inside the ear.

Tue 1 May 12 from Discovery.com

Tiny mic could improve cochlear implants

Electrical engineers unveil a prototype the size of a pencil eraser that would reside in the middle ear instead of worn externally behind the ear.

Mon 30 Apr 12 from CNET Cutting Edge

Device Could Improve Cochlear Implants

Engineers have developed a tiny prototype microphone that can be implanted in the middle ear to avoid many of the problems associated with cochlear implants.

Mon 30 Apr 12 from Laboratory Equipment

Ear implant could replace conventional hearing aids

A new ear implant could allow deaf people to hear without having to wear an inconvenient external microphone.

Mon 30 Apr 12 from The Engineer

Restoring hearing with discrete device: A middle-ear microphone for more convenient cochlear implants

Cochlear implants have restored basic hearing to some 220,000 deaf people, yet a microphone and related electronics must be worn outside the head, raising reliability issues, preventing patients ...

Mon 30 Apr 12 from ScienceDaily

Cochlear implant 2.0? A middle-ear microphone, Mon 30 Apr 12 from Science Blog

Middle-ear microphone may improve cochlear implants

Cochlear implants have restored basic hearing to some 220,000 deaf people, but the microphone and electronics can be cumbersome and can prevent them from participating in certain activities ...

Mon 30 Apr 12 from R&D Mag

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