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Tony Spahr, PhD

Tony Spahr is a hearing scientist, audiologist, and the Senior Director of the US Research & Technology group at Advanced Bionics. He has studied the benefits provided by cochlear implants for over 20 years. He and his colleagues seek to improve performance with a cochlear implant through improved diagnostic tools, hardware, signal processing, and stimulus delivery.

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The History and Future of Cochlear Implants

Thu, 10 Mar 2022 By Tony Spahr

Hearing is the only sense that can be replicated through a medical device. This is accomplished through electrical stimulation of the auditory (hearing) nerve using a device called a cochlear implant. This life-changing technology has rapidly developed from its humble beginnings of providing basic sound, to helping people live richer and fuller lives through the connections that come with conversation, music, and laughter.