Improvements for Cochlear Implants

Author: Bradley, AP; Petoe, Matthew; Wilson, WJ

Date: 2010

Type: Patent

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The invention relates to a method of generating a place-frequency map for accurate positioning of a cochlear implant whereby the place-frequency map is used to relate a physical position of the cochlear implant to a tonotopic map of the basilar membrane/spiral ganglion. The invention also relates to a method of electrically positioning of an already inserted cochlear implant within the cochlea to provide stimuli to only the parts of the cochlea that have reduced or no residual hearing.

Citation: ["Patent/Trademark number: WO 2010/025504 A1 (Australia). Application number: AU2009/001142. Status: Published. Filed date: 02 Sep 2009. Publication/Application date: 2010"]