Thursday, July 26, 2012

Implant Pioneer Passes

A professor who made a significant improvement to cochlear implants has died. Philipos Loizou passed away from complications brought on by cancer this past Sunday in Dallas at the age of 46. He was the first person to develop algorithms to improve the speech recognition of implants. At the time of his death, Loizou was working on a way to use smartphones to help those with hearing loss. He is survived by his wife and 11-year-old son.