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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Living electrodes for auditory rehabilitation.
Principal Investigator:

Jason A Brant

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2021 - March 2026
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $174,943
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Hearing loss affects over 28 million Americans and is the second most common disability in the Veteran population. For hearing loss too severe to be helped by hearing aids, cochlear implants have become the standard of care. Though they can restore the ability to understand speech for many, current electrodes have poor selectivity for neuronal excitation. This limits fidelity leading to difficulty with background noise, talking on the phone, and music appreciation. Researchers at the Center for...

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