Dr Christian Schmidt MBA, a father of a child with a CI, describes which factors were decisive for him and his wife when choosing a CI system for their daughter.
While university professor Dr.Florian Eibensteiner was suffering from unilateral deafness which resulted from mumps disease, one of his former students was developing better connection options for CI audio processors.
On the last day of the Austrian ENT Congress, in September 2021 in Innsbruck, the focus was on the medium-term and distant future of hearing rehabilitation.
In September, the first robot-assisted cochlear implantation in the German-speaking area took place in Vienna.
For over 30 years, MED-EL is an internationally renowned example of synthesis of research and development in medical technology. A new compendium provides an exciting overview of the most important research areas of the company.
Scientific evidence managed to cofirm that it was possible to understand speech with a cochlear implant flawlessly. But the question "HOW naturally do the users hear?" remained unanswered.
In order to listen to music with better sound quality, Karl-Heinz Fuchs even gave up five percent speech intelligibility when setting the TEMPO+ processor.
Today we are talking from the heart of production of Cochlear Implants: the Implant Development. The experts expain how cochlear implants are developed.
Manufacturers of cochlear implants are announcing many innovations for the next few years. On the other hand, users' requests seem almost modest: simple audio accessories and more focus on music.