Development of an extracochlear neurostimulation device to restore hearing – Renewal


Sensorineural hearing loss is an increasingly prevalent condition that causes disability to over a third of US adults aged over 65. As the condition progresses, it selectively affects high-frequency hearing that is critical for speech comprehension. For the 1.2M US adults with bilateral severe-to-profound high-frequency loss the only available treatment is a cochlear implant, however the risk of residual hearing loss associated with this irreversible procedure leads most patients to forgo treatment. We are developing a breakthrough device to restore high-frequency hearing that preserves residual hearing through a reversible and minimally invasive approach.

This project is a renewal of a 2021 Neuroscience:Translate project.

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Neuroscience:Translate Award

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