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Cochlear Implants

Gene Therapy Could Boost Cochlear Implants, Animal Study Finds

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — Australian researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants: They used the technology to beam gene thera...

'Hear' to Stay: Cochlear Implants for Babies? Oh My!

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

Welcome to a whole new world where we can restore a child's hearing and give them the gift of language. What's next? In the not too distant future, we might repair a child's hearing at birth or give a blind child vision even before she leaves the hospital.

World's Tiniest Telescope Treats Blindness

Barbara Dehn | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Dehn

Thanks to technological advances in microsurgery and space-age breakthroughs, people like James Hindman with Age-related Macular Degeneration have new hope from the world's tiniest telescope that's implanted into the person's eye.

WATCH: Mom Hears Son Say 'Hi' For The First Time

Posted 03.18.2013 | Parents

"Hi Mom!" is an expression most mothers hear all the time, but for the deaf mother in this viral YouTube video, the sound of those words was life-chan...

What New Advances In Medical Devices Are Doing For Aging Americans

Posted 07.09.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Mark Baard Science's latest wonders, from a telescopic eye implant to artificial joints with microchip monitors N...

WATCH: Deaf Woman Hears Herself For First Time

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.28.2011 | Impact

UPDATED Oct. 1, 2011 12:48 a.m. Sarah Churman, 29, was born deaf. Until recently, she had never heard the sound of her own voice. But thanks to a h...