Optical cochlear implant in the cochlea of a rat.
Source: Dr. Daniel Keppeler, Institute for Auditory Neurosciences, UMG.

On the way to the optical cochlear implant

Interdisciplinary team of scientists from the University Medical Center Göttingen and the University of Freiburg generate for the first time light-controlled behaviour in deaf rodents using optical cochlear implants based on light-emitting diodes. Published in Science Translational Medicine.

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