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Jul 19, 2019

‘Almost perfect’ hearing for deaf with new tech

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Dr. Wim Melis from the University of Greenwich is working on deconstructing and reconstructing audio signals with extremely high accuracy.

Audio is captured and, from there, converted into a spiking signal—the type the uses. This is then fed into the brain and reconstructed as a 90–100 percent replica of the original sound.

Current technologies, known as , only achieve a fraction of this. They do the work of damaged parts of the inner ear (cochlea) to provide sound signals to the brain, whereas hearing aids make sounds louder.

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