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3D Printing Improves Cochlear Implants for Users

A team of engineers and clinicians have used 3D printing to create intricate replicas of human cochleae and combined it with machine learning to advance clinical predictions of ‘current spread’ inside the ear for cochlear implant (CI) patients. ‘Current spread’ or electrical stimulus spread, as it is also known, affects CI performance and leads to 'blurred' hearing for users, but no adequate testing models have existed for replicating the problem in human cochleae – until now.

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Empowering Students Scholarship Winners Announced

With its vision to support advancements in hearing and balance science that enhance the experiences of life, the AAA Foundation is committed to supporting audiology doctoral students as they continue their academic careers, learn exceptional clinical skills, and explore contemporary avenues of research.To support the students, the AAA Foundation offers a variety of scholarship programs each year and announced the recipients of the 2021 Empowering Students Scholarship Program.

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BAA to Hold 17th Annual Conference November 18-19

Key sessions this year will cover adult rehab, pediatric assessment, tinnitus and hyperacusis, learning disabilities, vestibular assessment and management, technology and health policy updates, neuroscience, service delivery changes, leadership, cochlear implants, and careers support.

Researchers Create Inner Ear Sound Frequency Map

Researchers at Uppsala University have created the “first 3D map of the hearing nerve showing where the various sound frequencies are captured,” according to an article on the university’s website. Using what is known as synchrotron X-ray imaging, they were able to trace the fine nerve threads and the vibrating auditory organ, the cochlea, and find out exactly how the frequencies of incoming sound are distributed.

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