Nov 062010

Cochlear implants have been around for decades restoring hearing in profoundly deaf people. Now, with the help of Jay Rubinstein, James Phillips, and other scientists at University of Washington, the old “dog” from Cochlear Ltd has learned a new trick: restoring the sense of balance. The Nucleus® cochlear implant was modified to include three leads with multiples stimulation sites. The leads are implanted into all three semicircular canals of the inner ear to restore the 3D rotational information. The details of the implant design and surgery are provided in this video.

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