‘Almost perfect’ hearing for deaf with new tech

‘Almost perfect’ hearing for deaf with new tech

Dr. Wim Melis from the University of Greenwich is working on deconstructing and reconstructing audio signals with extremely high accuracy. Audio is captured and, from there, converted into a spiking signal—the type the brain uses. This is then fed into the brain and...
Russian Researcher Plans To Gene-Edit Embryos To Cure Deafness

Russian Researcher Plans To Gene-Edit Embryos To Cure Deafness

Five congenitally deaf couples have agreed to allow their embryos to be edited by Russian biologist Denis Rebrikov, who will use CRISPR to correct the defective GJB2 genes that are responsible for their hearing loss. Since both would-be parents harbor two copies of...
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