An experimental twist on a classic cochlear implant allows researchers to directly measure brain waves and assess how good, or bad, a person's hearing is.
A newly developed audio-to-tactile sensory substitution device provides immediate and robust improvements in speech recognition without prior training for those with hearing impairments.
Contrary to common belief, lip reading can have a beneficial effect for those with cochlear implants. Researchers found the more a person's brain responded to lip reading, the more responsive the brain became to sound delivered through the implant.
Researchers have successfully implanted an ABI device in four children who previously could not hear.