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DLS - 4/10 daypass - Cochlear Implants: New Technology, Applications, and Outcomes
Cochlear Implants: New Technology, Applications, and Outcomes H. Alexander Arts, Ph.D., Medical Director of the UM Cochlear Implant Program, Director of the UM Neurotology Fellowship Training Program, and Director of the Children’s Ear and Hearing Center of Michigan The cochlear implant is an engineering marvel that has changed the lives of nearly 500,000 deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and children worldwide. The device and patient outcomes have steadily improved over the last 30 years. There have been some dramatic advances in technology that can profoundly affect the world of hearing impairment. Dr. Arts is Medical Director of the UM Cochlear Implant Program, Director of the UM Neurotology Fellowship Training Program, and Director of the Children’s Ear and Hearing Center of Michigan. Initially a mechanical engineer, he learned in medical school about the newly-developed cochlear implant, an electronic device placed in the inner ear to enhance the hearing of the severely hearing-impaired. He knew immediately that he wanted to work on combining engineering and medicine to restore people’s hearing. He is now a neurotologist, his research focused on cochlear implants and other applications of engineering for the treatment of ear diseases.
Event Type : Distinguished Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 04/10/2018
Day of Week : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Location : Washtenaw Community College
Address : Morris Lawrence Building, Towsley Auditorium,
4800 E. Huron River Dr.,
Ann Arbor, MI
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : OPEN