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John Middlebrooks will give a lecture on Progress Toward a Successor to the Cochlear Implant

10 November 2015 @ 16 h 00 min - 17 h 00 min

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The efficacy of a neural prosthesis ultimately is limited by the quality of the electrode/neural interface. Present-day cochlear implants lie in a separate anatomical compartment from the target neural tissue, behind a bony wall. We are testing the feasibility of an alternative approach, which brings stimulating electrodes in intimate contact with restricted frequency-specific populations of auditory-nerve fibers. We employ a multi-electrode array that penetrates the modiolar trunk of the auditory nerve, crossing the array of fibers from the entire tonotopic spiral. By all measures that are possible in anesthetized animals, this intraneural stimulation out-performs conventional cochlear implants. The seminar will review progress to date and will address the challenges of translating this technology to human patients.

Details

Date:
10 November 2015
Time:
16 h 00 min - 17 h 00 min
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://brams.org

Organizer

Johanne David
Phone:
514-343-6111, poste 3167
Email:

Venue

BRAMS
1430 boul. Mont Royal, Montréal, Québec H2V4P3 Canada
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