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Cochlear implants should be offered to adults with moderate to severe or worse hearing loss

Cochlear implants should be offered to adults with moderate to severe or worse hearing loss

Technology divide between senior ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ roils pandemic response

Technology divide between senior ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ roils pandemic response

Optical cochlear implant based on LED lights can safely restore hearing in deaf rats

Optical cochlear implant based on LED lights can safely restore hearing in deaf rats

Cochlear obtains FDA approval of Kanso 2 Sound Processor

Cochlear obtains FDA approval of Kanso 2 Sound Processor

Children with MED-EL Synchrony cochlear implant can safely undergo MRI without discomfort

Children with MED-EL Synchrony cochlear implant can safely undergo MRI without discomfort

Novel PET/CT systems provide quantitative assessment of brain stem nuclei in patients with hearing loss

Novel PET/CT systems provide quantitative assessment of brain stem nuclei in patients with hearing loss

Some hospitals continue with elective surgeries despite COVID-19 crisis

Some hospitals continue with elective surgeries despite COVID-19 crisis

AB: Voluntary field corrective action of HiRes Ultra and Ultra 3D cochlear implants announced

AB: Voluntary field corrective action of HiRes Ultra and Ultra 3D cochlear implants announced

For newborns with hearing loss, screening opens window to a world of sound

For newborns with hearing loss, screening opens window to a world of sound

EPFL and Mass. Eye and Ear researchers are developing highly elastic hearing implants

EPFL and Mass. Eye and Ear researchers are developing highly elastic hearing implants

Mild-to-moderate hearing loss during childhood can lead to changes in neural processing of sounds

Mild-to-moderate hearing loss during childhood can lead to changes in neural processing of sounds

Music can help develop speech and language skills in hearing-impaired children

Music can help develop speech and language skills in hearing-impaired children

Simple speech-to-touch sensory substitution device can improve hearing

Simple speech-to-touch sensory substitution device can improve hearing

People under age 50 with hearing loss more likely to misuse alcohol and drugs

People under age 50 with hearing loss more likely to misuse alcohol and drugs

New $9.7 million NIH grant project seeks to improve hearing restoration

New $9.7 million NIH grant project seeks to improve hearing restoration

Expansion of eligibility criteria means more people will benefit from cochlear implants

Expansion of eligibility criteria means more people will benefit from cochlear implants

Electrical impulses to the olfactory bulb can provide sense of smell, research shows

Electrical impulses to the olfactory bulb can provide sense of smell, research shows

Advanced Bionics announces FDA approval of HiRes Ultra 3D Cochlear Implant

Advanced Bionics announces FDA approval of HiRes Ultra 3D Cochlear Implant

Auditory brainstem implant helps patients with neurofibromatosis type 2

Auditory brainstem implant helps patients with neurofibromatosis type 2

MED-EL introduces new revolutionary surgical planning software

MED-EL introduces new revolutionary surgical planning software