Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Building a Better Cochlear Implant

Rutgers University researchers say they think can come up with a better cochlear implant. The discovery of two proteins in the cochlea that play an important role in the relay of sound messages to the brain may make it possible to load them into a specially-designed cochlear implant. The new type of implant would release the proteins, improving the transfer of sound messages to the brain.