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An improved system approach towards future cochlear implants

N. S. Lawand, W. Ngamkham, G. Nazarian, P. J. French, W. A. Serdijn, G. N. Gaydadjiev, J. J. Briaire, J. H. M. Frijns
2013 2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)  
Cochlear implants (CIs) have been used for many years to restore hearing for deaf patients. Unfortunately, today's CIs are still bulky devices and uncomfortable to wear.  ...  In this paper we present three innovations that ultimately should pave the way to a fully implantable bionic ear.  ...  SYSTEM OVERVIEW In order to improve the functionality of CIs and simplify their surgical placement, a multi-disciplinary approach is required that takes into account reliability, biological interaction  ... 
doi:10.1109/embc.2013.6610711 pmid:24110898 dblp:conf/embc/LawandNNFSGBF13 fatcat:bwl2hum27ng6jpuqp5lsmm4xua

The Cochlear Implant: From Contentious Research to Global Clinical Treatment

AO Jim Patrick
The modern cochlear implant systems may also use the latest technology to give wireless access to sound from many sources.  ...  implant system to the state of the art intervention that we know today.  ...  One feature of Cochlear's design approach has been that improved sound processors have been made compatible with early versions of implanted stimulators, so that people who receive a Cochlear implant have  ... 
doi:10.4295/audiology.58.xvii fatcat:doariluw4bbt7bmvdwrmcnbsza

Microsurgical robot for direct cochlea access

2016 Journal of Laryngology and Otology  
In order to improve the precision of electrode insertion with respect to individual cochlear anatomy and existing hearing loss, an advanced concept of robot assisted cochlear implantation has been developed  ...  The evaluation of the system in a first in man clinical trial will take place in the near future.  ...  In order to improve the precision of electrode insertion with respect to individual cochlear anatomy and existing hearing loss, an advanced concept of robot assisted cochlear implantation has been developed  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0022215116002152 fatcat:6xjd6pjvnvbdljxhswc5tq6j3m

Signal analysis by using adaptive filterbanks in cochlear implants

Amparo Albalate, Waldo Nogueira, Bernd Edler, Andreas Buchner
2006 2006 IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference  
Current speech processing in cochlear implants use a filterbank to analyse audio signals into several frequency bands, each associated with one electrode.  ...  The filterbank was incorporated into the commercial Advanced Combinational Encoder (ACE) and acutely tested on six cochlear implant recipients.  ...  INTRODUCTION Cochlear implants (CI) are widely accepted as prosthetic devices that improve the hearing ability of people with profound hearing loss.  ... 
doi:10.1109/biocas.2006.4600345 fatcat:izggjpwhivc43ajcexwm3wgdmq

Cochlear implantation: an opportunity for drug development

Hinrich Staecker, Claude Jolly, Carolyn Garnham
2010 Drug Discovery Today  
The evolution of cochlear implantation thus presents us with an opportunity to develop a range of local pharmacologic interventions to prevent hearing degeneration. Reviews POST SCREEN  ...  Cochlear implantation is now being adapted for patients with considerable residual hearing but minimal benefit from hearing aids.  ...  [31] demonstrated the efficacy of such a system in reducing hearing loss in an animal model of cochlear implantation.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.drudis.2010.02.005 pmid:20184966 fatcat:mqwacigkrvgc5dqla462vnznay

Understanding and treating paediatric hearing impairment

Christian Wrobel, Maria-Patapia Zafeiriou, Tobias Moser
2021 EBioMedicine  
This review briefly summarizes the pathophysiology of paediatric hearing impairment and provides an update on the current preclinical development of innovative approaches toward improved hearing restoration  ...  Cochlear implants, for example, have much improved the situation of profoundly hearing impaired and deaf children.  ...  From the stimulator (grey) emanates the array (pink) of electrodes in case of the current electrical cochlear implant (lower right) and emitters in future optical cochlear implant (upper right).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ebiom.2020.103171 pmid:33422987 pmcid:PMC7808910 fatcat:itcpt5mvsbbm3oectlzbogq7fu

How cochlear implants encode speech

Jay T Rubinstein
2004 Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery  
Purpose of review This review summarizes the history of cochlear implant signal processing and provides the rationale underlying current approaches.  ...  Summary Current implant devices, and those soon to be available, have substantial untapped potential to improve the auditory experience of their recipients.  ...  An excellent summary of future directions with cochlear implants. • 12 Fu QJ: Temporal processing and speech recognition in cochlear implant users. Neuroreport 2002, 13:1635-1639.  ... 
doi:10.1097/01.moo.0000134452.24819.c0 pmid:15377959 fatcat:s6iqmznu4vc35a4jsaoxpmcciq

Systematic Review of VSB in C/M Hearing Loss

Arne Ernst, Jan Wagner
2016 Journal of Laryngology and Otology  
Conclusions: The robotic system allows the accurate and safe drilling of a minimally invasive tunnel to the inner ear for cochlear implantation procedures.  ...  The evaluation of the system in a first in man clinical trial will take place in the near future.  ...  This new strategy in hearing rehabilitation has lead to an improved quality of hearing and life of the patients, respectively.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0022215116002188 fatcat:fp2sbpwj3rau7ket4sxktdqi5e

Outlook and future of inner ear therapy

Jenna Devare, Samuel Gubbels, Yehoash Raphael
2018 Hearing Research  
This review provides an overview of future methods, delivery systems, disease targets, and clinical considerations required for translation to clinical medicine.  ...  New approaches combine principles of inner ear pharmacokinetics with emerging technologies of drug delivery including novel delivery systems, drug-device combinations, and new categories of drugs.  ...  While this optogenetic technology holds promise for creating an improved cochlear implant of the future, improved delivery methods for inserting the channelrhodopsins or other transgenes into SGNs and  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.heares.2018.05.009 pmid:29804723 pmcid:PMC6165678 fatcat:6icqdcrdgbcuxlnaxu2wp6asda

The Cochlear Implant: Historical Aspects and Future Prospects

Adrien A. Eshraghi, Ronen Nazarian, Fred F. Telischi, Suhrud M. Rajguru, Eric Truy, Chhavi Gupta
2012 The Anatomical Record  
Possibilities for the future include: (1) use of otoprotective drugs; (2) further improvements in electrode designs and placements; (3) further improvements in sound processing strategies; (4) use of stem  ...  The cochlear implant (CI) is the first effective treatment for deafness and severe losses in hearing. As such, the CI is now widely regarded as one of the great advances in modern medicine.  ...  Recent and future research efforts will include several major approaches: preservation of hearing post-implantation, the improvement of the electrode design, novel strategies to increase the number of  ... 
doi:10.1002/ar.22580 pmid:23044644 pmcid:PMC4921065 fatcat:wv3ivytmirhj5oebzr7fe3vhhy

NANOCI—Nanotechnology Based Cochlear Implant With Gapless Interface to Auditory Neurons

Pascal Senn, Marta Roccio, Stefan Hahnewald, Claudia Frick, Monika Kwiatkowska, Masaaki Ishikawa, Peter Bako, Hao Li, Fredrik Edin, Wei Liu, Helge Rask-Andersen, Ilmari Pyykkö (+21 others)
2017 Otology and Neurotology  
These findings may be of relevance for the development of future CI systems with better sound quality and performance and lower energy consumption.  ...  systems).  ...  Nevertheless, we remain optimistic that some of the developments made during the NANOCI project may help to improve cochlear implant systems in the future in one way or another.  ... 
doi:10.1097/mao.0000000000001439 pmid:28806330 pmcid:PMC5559190 fatcat:7hzjobgzerdajjouxazteiaibe

From Hearing with a Cochlear Implant and a Contralateral Hearing Aid (CI/HA) to Hearing with Two Cochlear Implants (CI/CI)

Michal Luntz, Dana Egra-Dagan, Joseph Attias, Noam Yehudai, Tova Most, Talma Shpak
2014 Otology and Neurotology  
Projects, Social organizations participations, Still the myths and acceptance of the Cochlear implant within present Hearing Impaired populations and Future parents are lacking.  ...  Cochlear implant is a surgically implanted electronic device. Hearing aids amplify sounds while Cochlear Implant bypasses damaged portions of the ear and, directly stimulates the auditory nerve.  ...  implant which may help in framing guidelines for future auditory rehabilitation for them.  ... 
doi:10.1097/mao.0000000000000632 pmid:25275862 fatcat:pbztxc27pfh4bhgpyrxgucd5da


2021 Biomedical Engineering  
We believe the precision, simplicity, and elegance of our system translates into safety, improved outcomes, and economical advantages over conventional or competing, more complicated "high"-tec approaches  ...  Methods The OtoJig system supports surgeons in planning and drilling minimally invasive access tunnels to the middle or inner ear, for example for the insertion of cochlear implant (CI) electrode arrays  ...  We believe the precision, simplicity, and elegance of our system translates into safety, improved outcomes, and economical advantages over conventional or competing, more complicated "high"-tec approaches  ... 
doi:10.1515/bmt-2021-6008 pmid:34598368 fatcat:t6bwmjubhjbrxhiomjylto3pee

Cochlear Implantation in Extraordinary Cases

Fatih Celenk, Rasit Cevizci, Senay Altinyay, Yildirim Ahmet Bayazit
2015 Balkan Medical Journal  
In addition, the retrosigmoid approach and cochlear implantation can be performed simultaneously.  ...  The clinical entities presented above are rare, and cochlear implantation in these entities is an extraordinary Background: Although cochlear implantation has been almost a standard otological procedure  ...  The left retrosigmoid approach was performed under general anesthesia. An arachnoid cyst was removed via the retrosigmoid approach.  ... 
doi:10.5152/balkanmedj.2015.15937 pmid:26167347 pmcid:PMC4432703 fatcat:dybseklz2rertp7fqjatwkk44y
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