LED-based Cochlear implants - Novel hearing solution

Optogenetic stimulation of the auditory nerve – an alternative to conventional implants

Within the framework of the BMBF-funded research project "Optical CI" (Funding code 13N13730), a novel method of neurostimulation by LED light was investigated in the form of an optogenetic cochlear implant. For the last three and a half years inomed Medizintechnik GmbH lead a consortium, which includes the Institute for Microsystems Technology (IMTEK) at the University of Freiburg, and the Institute for Auditory Neurosciences at the University of Göttingen, working on the development of a cochlear implant with micro-LED light technology.

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