Cochlear implants: Using light to improve hearing

Cochlear implants: Using light to improve hearing

Interview with Prof. Tobias Moser, Institute for Auditory Neuroscience & InnerEarLab, University Medical Center Göttingen in Germany


Image: A smiling man with short black hair and glasses - Prof. Tobias Moser; Copyright: UMG

Prof. Tobias Moser

Image: Illustration of the way an optical Cochlear implant functions; Copyright: UMG

This shows how the optical Cochlear implant (right) will function compared to an electric implant (left): Light can be bundled better and thus be used in a more targeted way. The optical implant will stimulate less nerve cells.

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