Advancing Binaural Cochlear Implant Technology
The advent of cochlear implantation has revolutionised the lives of the severe and profoundly deaf.
The ability to integrate information from the two ears is critical to hearing performance and although bilateral implantation (an independent implant in each ear) provides some opportunity for this, the temporal information required to achieve true binaural hearing is completely absent.
The next generation of cochlear implants will provide true ‘cocktail party’ listening for deaf individuals using cochlear implants. Binaural implants, working together through a single processor, are a new generation of medical devices that take account of the requirements of the binaural brain to restore effective hearing.
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This project is supported by the European Commission under the Health Theme of 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.