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Added 19 August, 2017

Ear implant streams music and calls from Apple devices

The medical device manufacturer Cochlear Limited, has teamed up with Apple to make an implant sound processor, the Nucleus 7, that directly stimulates the cochlea, providing a sense of sound to a person who has severe or profound hearing loss. The advantage of an implant over a hearing aid is that a hearing aid simply amplifies the sound while an implant mimics the role of the damaged parts of the inner ear, digitizing sound signals and sending them directly to the cochlea. The Nucleus 7 implant has recently been granted FDA approval in the America, and Cochlear Limited are planning on rolling it out this September, initially in the United States and Canada. Implants for people with normal hearing can't be far behind.

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