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[-]  12-07-18 20:06

Ear Implant Lets Deaf Gerbils Sense Sound From Light Signals
An anonymous reader shares a report: A research team at the University Medical Center Gottingen has created a cochlear implant that uses light to restore auditory responses in deaf gerbils. The study provides a proof-of-concept that combining optical stimulation with genetic manipulation can successfully restore sound perception, and could lead to a new generation of more accurate cochlear implants. Approximately 360 million people worldwide have hearing impairment. Traditional cochlear implants...

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