Medical Bionics - Research Publications
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Drug delivery to the inner ear
(IOP PUBLISHING LTD, 2012-12-01)
Bionic devices electrically activate neural populations to partially restore lost function. Of fundamental importance is the functional integrity of the targeted neurons. However, in many conditions the ongoing pathology ...
Connectivity in Language Areas of the Brain in Cochlear Implant Users as Revealed by fNIRS
(SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN, 2016-01-01)
Many studies, using a variety of imaging techniques, have shown that deafness induces functional plasticity in the brain of adults with late-onset deafness, and in children changes the way the auditory brain develops. Cross ...
Peripheral electrophysiological measures predict high rate behavioural thresholds of cochlear implant users
(Audiology Australia, 2016)
Are long stimulus pulse durations the answer to improving spatial resolution in retinal prostheses?
Retinal prostheses can provide artificial vision to patients with degenerate retinae by electrically stimulating the remaining inner retinal neurons. The evoked perception is generally adequate for light localization, but ...
Viability of Long-Term Gene Therapy in the Cochlea
(NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, 2014-04-22)
Gene therapy has been investigated as a way to introduce a variety of genes to treat neurological disorders. An important clinical consideration is its long-term effectiveness. This research aims to study the long-term ...
Electroacoustic Stimulation: Now and into the Future
(HINDAWI PUBLISHING CORPORATION, 2014-01-01)
Cochlear implants have provided hearing to hundreds of thousands of profoundly deaf people around the world. Recently, the eligibility criteria for cochlear implantation have been relaxed to include individuals who have ...
Virtual Electrodes by Current Steering in Retinal Prostheses
(ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, 2014-12-01)
PURPOSE: Retinal prostheses are an approved treatment for vision restoration in retinal degenerative diseases; however, present implants have limited resolution and simply increasing the number of electrodes is limited by ...
Interhemispheric EEG coherence is reduced in auditory cortical regions in schizophrenia patients with auditory hallucinations
(ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, 2013-07-01)
Central auditory processing has been reported to be impaired in schizophrenia patients who experience auditory hallucinations, and interhemispheric transfer in auditory circuits may be compromised. In this study, we used ...
Chronic Electrical Stimulation with a Suprachoroidal Retinal Prosthesis: A Preclinical Safety and Efficacy Study
(PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE, 2014-05-22)
PURPOSE: To assess the safety and efficacy of chronic electrical stimulation of the retina with a suprachoroidal visual prosthesis. METHODS: Seven normally-sighted feline subjects were implanted for 96-143 days with a ...