The nanoscience of cochlear implants

The nanoscience of cochlear implants

Hearing loss is the most common sensory disorder, affecting 5% of the world’s population. Nanoscience is helping us to understand how it develops and to improve the health of those affected. That is why we are launching a series of 🧵 threads on Twitter in collaboration with AICEAR, the Federation of Cochlear Implant Patients of Aragon. To raise awareness about deafness, nanotechnological advances and disseminate AICEAR’s invaluable support work for implanted patients and their families. 🫶

From Thursday 31 August until 9 November 2023, 9:00 on LMA Twitter:

What is #hearing loss and how does it affect us? Can #nanotechnology help to restore #hearing?
Find out what we’ll be talking about in the coming weeks

Do you know AICE Federation? Since 1995 it represents in Spain the interests of deaf people with a #CochlearImplant.
And in Aragón, the work of AICE-AR is invaluable 🙂

How do you deal with #hearing loss? After the first symptoms, the need for a hearing aid or implant depends on the timing and physiology of each person. And find out what hair cells look like under an SEM microscope. smile

How does a hair cell transduce the signal and how does a person with a cochlear implant hear? 🤔

Read our thread!

But… is it possible to improve a #CochlearImplant? 🦻 Sure, and #nanotechnology helps us a lot! 👏

Will an implanted person be able to #sport, #swim…? 🦻 Yes! The key is the protection of the implants… when necessary😉.

What does our inner ear look like with SEM microscopy? What does the cochlea, a hair cell, the acoustic nerve look like? Let’s look at it together. 👀😉

Have you ever seen this sign? 👂 It’s a #InductionLoop, an installation that sends sound directly to the #cochlearimplant. You can find it in theatres, auditoriums… and you can set it up in your office!

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