State of Cochlear Implant Research Winter 2019


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Like other technology, cochlear implants (CI) are continually improved. Dr. Ruffin has been a scientist involved in cochlear implant research for 15 years. He provides a birds-eye view of CI research in the HLAA Washington State Fall 2019 issue of Soundwaves.

Improving performance of cochlear implants  is being made on several fronts:

  1. Patient selection
  2. Device size
  3. Adapting hearing aid noise reduction algorithms
  4. Electrode design
  5. Speech processing strategies

Read more on the HLAA-WA site.

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