Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine project allows subconscious translation HOUSTON – (April 8, 2015) – A vest that allows the profoundly deaf to “feel” and understand speech is under development by engineering students and their mentors at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine. Under the direction of neuroscientist and best-selling author David Eagleman,
Bioscience Technology, by Lauran Neergaard ~ April 23, 2014 Australian researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants: They used the technology to beam gene therapy into the ears of deaf animals and found the combination improved hearing. The approach reported Wednesday isn't ready for human testing, but it's part
ScienceDaily, by Staff ~ February 20, 2014 For years, scientists have thought that sound-sensing hair cells in the inner ear are not replaced once they're lost, but new research reveals that supporting cells in the ear can turn into hair cells in newborn mice. If the findings can be applied to older animals, they may
National Institutes of Health, by Carol Torgan, Ph.D. May 24, 2013 Researchers used 3-D printing of cartilage cells and nanomaterials to create functional ears that receive radio signals. The study demonstrates that it may one day be possible to create bionic tissues and organs. Scientists used 3-D printing to merge tissue and an antenna that
Jan. 9, 2013 - Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary “Hair cells are the primary receptor cells for sound and are responsible for the sense of hearing,” explains Dr. Edge. “We show that hair cells can be generated in a damaged cochlea and that hair cell replacement leads to an improvement in hearing.” Hearing loss is a
Monday, July 16, 2012 By: Lara Salahi Madeleine Connor, 2, underwent an experimental procedure using her own cord blood stem cells to repair damaged tissue in her ear and restore her hearing. A virus infection Stephanie Connor acquired during pregnancy put her unborn daughter at significant risk for brain damage and lifelong hearing loss. "It was traumatic,"