The Section of Audiology and the Oticon Foundation Hearing Education seminar: New Horizon in Cochlear Implants Event as iCalendar

15 August 2013

5:30 - 6:30pm

Venue: Function Room 730-220, Building 730, Tāmaki Innovation Campus

As the most successful neural prosthesis, the cochlear implant has allowed more than 300,000 hearing-impaired people to restore useful functional hearing. I will examine how and why this success has been achieved, what are its current limitations, where it may head.

I will discuss incremental technologies such as convergence of cochlear implants and hearing aids as well as disruptive technologies such as the use of evoked potentials to make a closed loop cochlear implant, intraneural stimulation and other forms of stimulation.

Presented by: Professor Fan-Gang Zeng, University of California Irvine, USA

Fan-Gang Zeng is a leading researcher in auditory science and technology, unraveling brain mechanisms in loudness coding and speech recognition while translating research into two commercial products in deafness and tinnitus treatment (Nurotron and SoundCure).

He is a Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, Cognitive Sciences, and Otolaryngology and Director of Center for Hearing Research at the University of California Irvine.

For more information or RSVP, please contact Kirsty McEnteer