Funding for the preclinical development of the optical cochlear implant -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Funding for the preclinical development of the optical cochlear implant

16.08.2022

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According to the WHO, 466 million people (including 34 million children) worldwide suffer from hearing loss and require treatment. To date, it has not been possible to regenerate or restore defective or dead auditory sensory cells, which are the cause of the most common form of hearing loss.

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