Tag: cochlear implants

Cognivue Appoints Douglas Beck as VP, Clinical Sciences

Neuroscience company Cognivue, Inc announced that it has hired Dr Douglas Beck as Vice President of Clinical Sciences. Beck brings four decades of experience in audiology and communications disorders and sciences to Cognivue and consults, lectures, teaches, volunteers, and writes for multiple audiology, science, medical, and health-related professional organizations globally. 

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Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSNHL): A Status Report 2022

SSNHL remains a difficult problem to diagnose, manage, and resolve, say authors Douglas Beck, AuD, and Jed Grisel, MD. Although treatments for SSNHL include corticosteroids and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (preferably early after onset), there are no interventions with highly predictable successful outcomes. However, a variety of new therapeutic strategies are under investigation.

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The LMH Pediatric Screener to Assure Appropriate Amplification: An Interview with Jane Madell, PhD

Pediatric audiologists Jane Madell, PhD, and Joan Hewitt, AuD, have recently modified the Ling Six Sound Test—which is widely used to ensure children hear all the sounds they need to with hearing aids and cochlear implants—so it now includes more information in the important speech mid-frequencies. Douglas Beck, AuD, interviews Dr Madell about this new test and its use.

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AI To Help Doctors Treat Deaf Patients

Examinations of the labyrinthine structure of the inner ear are made by CT scan, although interpretation of the images is very difficult, and can delay or completely rule out the treatment. DTU PhD student Paula López Diez is studying how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used for image analysis.

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Perfecting Pitch Perception

In a study reported December 14 in the journal “Nature Communications,” researchers led by McGovern Institute for Brain Research associate investigator Josh McDermott used computational modeling to explore factors that influence how humans hear pitch.

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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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