Hearing http://nhpr.org en From Light to Sound http://nhpr.org/post/light-sound <p>How laser technology is being applied to a new line of cochlear implants.</p> Mon, 07 May 2012 14:35:24 +0000 Brady Carlson 4309 at http://nhpr.org From Light to Sound Laser-Based Hearing? http://nhpr.org/post/laser-based-hearing <p>Fascinating article from Popular Science today on <a href="http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-04/how-it-works-artificial-hearing-device-made-lasers" target="_blank">an effort to use lasers to build a hearing system more accurate and expansive than the cochlear implant</a>. The infrared lasers would more accurately stimulate the nerves in the ear, meaning a fuller, clearer perception of sound.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 17:14:36 +0000 Brady Carlson 3066 at http://nhpr.org Laser-Based Hearing? Cochlear Implants Redefine What It Means To Be Deaf http://nhpr.org/post/cochlear-implants-redefine-what-it-means-be-deaf There was a time when a child born deaf had few choices. For more than a century, the only option for parents was to send their son or daughter away to a boarding school for the deaf. There, the children and the schools thrived in the shadows, embracing a distinct culture of silent communication.<p>Recent advances in medicine and technology are now reshaping what it means to be deaf in America. Children who could never hear a sound are now adults who can hear everything. Sun, 08 Apr 2012 21:31:00 +0000 2992 at http://nhpr.org Cochlear Implants Redefine What It Means To Be Deaf