These results are a proof of concept that signal and noise act on the neuron in a cooperative way and could be suitably delivered in combination through cochlear prosthesis
to alleviate tinnitus while reducing possible side effects due to a broadband stimulation.
cochlear prosthesis. The single-channel cochlear prosthesis developed by
cochlear prosthesis. The members of the research team led by Graeme
truly successful cochlear prosthesis and the first to be approved by the
recently fitted with a cochlear prosthesis as his hearing deteriorated.
The essential components in a cochlear prosthesis
system are illustrated in Figure 3 and include (1) a microphone for sensing sound in the environment, (2) a speech processor to transform the microphone input into a set of stimuli for the implanted array of electrodes, (3) a transcutaneous link for the transmission of power and stimulus information across the skin, (4) an implanted receiver/ stimulator to decode the information received from the radio frequency signal produced by an external transmitting coil and generate stimuli using the instructions obtained from the decoded information, (5) a cable to connect the outputs of the receiver/stimulator to the electrodes, and (6) the array of electrodes.