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Andrew Little Lectures: Optimal Cochlear Implants

At a Glance
Date: 28 February 2012
Time: 3.45pm-5.00pm
Location: A401 School of Engineering
Open To: Staff, students, alumni and general public
Cost: Free
Summary: Professor Robert Morse of the School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University delivers a lecture on the development of patient-specific models for optimal cochlear implants.

Cochlear implants can enable people with severe-to-profound hearing loss to hear again. The goal is to design optimal strategies for electrically stimulating the nerve of hearing via the electrodes in the inner ear. In a general model it has previously been shown that adding noise to the electrode signals can increase information transmission. Here, it is demonstrated how measurements of the neural response to electrical stimulation, which can be made by modern cochlear implants, can be used to develop patient-specific models.

Andrew Little is an alumnus of the School of Engineering at Warwick, who has made a huge success out of pioneering the automated supply of books for mail order companies such as Amazon. He has kindly funded the School to establish a lecture series of general engineering interest.

Find out more on the School of Engineering website.