Neuroscience

Researchers study how cochlear implants affect brain circuits

Four-year-old William Wootton was born profoundly deaf, but thanks to cochlear implants fitted when he was about 18 months old, the Granite Bay preschooler plays with a keyboard synthesizer and reacts to the sounds of airplanes ...

Medical research

Implants can help deaf people hear again

Cochlear implants should be an alternative for patients with long-term deafness as well. This was found in a new study at Uppsala University. Previously, patients with an extended deafness duration were thought to derive ...

Medical research

Getting devices to talk so patients can listen

While cochlear implants have opened up new worlds for deaf individuals, one Western researcher is looking to bring a balance to adult patients they have not previously experienced.

Surgery

Computational technologies for accurate and safe ear surgery

The three-year EU-funded HEAR-EU project, which was completed at the end of August 2015, has pioneered ground-breaking imaging technology and surgical planning software to improve the likelihood of successful cochlear implant ...

Pediatrics

Double cochlear implants improve student grades

A world-first study of deaf primary school students has revealed children with double cochlear implants performed much better on exams than children with only one.

Neuroscience

Brain plasticity after vision loss has an 'on-off switch'

KU Leuven biologists have discovered a molecular on-off switch that controls how a mouse brain responds to vision loss. When the switch is on, the loss of sight in one eye will be compensated by the other eye, but also by ...

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