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Living machinesA handbook of research in biomimetics and biohybrid systems$
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Tony J. Prescott, Nathan Lepora, and Paul F.M.J Verschure

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780199674923

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199674923.001.0001

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Implantable hearing interfaces

Implantable hearing interfaces

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(p.520) Chapter 54 Implantable hearing interfaces
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Living machines
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Torsten Lehmann

André van Schaik

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199674923.003.0054

The chapter Implantable hearing interfaces describes the fundamental operation of a commonly available biohybrid system, the cochlear implant, or bionic ear. This neuro-stimulating biomedical implant is very successful in restoring hearing function to people with profound hearing loss. The fundamental operation of the biological cochlea is described and parallels are drawn between key aspects of the biological system and the biohybrid implementation: dynamic range compression, translation of sound to neural activity, and tonotopic mapping. Critical considerations are discussed for simultaneously meeting biological, surgical, and engineering restrictions in successful biohybrid systems design. Finally, challenges in present and future cochlear implants are outlined and directions of current research given.

Keywords:   cochlear implant, biomedical implant, cochlea, bionic ear, dynamic range, tonotopic mapping, neuro-stimulation, hearing loss, biohybrid systems design

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