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Bionic ears: let's hear it for cochlear implants…

Sitting at the kitchen table rolling a ball of Play-Doh, Oliver Campbell is a picture of childhood contentment. At just under two years old he is experimenting with words and is happily peppering his creative endeavours with them. But inside Oliver's head something extraordinary is happening. …

Fight Doctor - Cauliflower Ear

Fightland Blog<p><i>(above) Alexander “Ears of Glory” Gustafsson</i><p><i>During the last ten years, “wrestlers ear” has been absorbed by mixed martial arts to become the most distinguishable physical characteristic of the culture. It’s a funny side effect of training. Cauliflower ear is largely a preventable</i> …

Girl Mauled by Raccoon Leaves Hospital With Ear on Arm

An 11-year-old girl who was mauled by a pet raccoon as a baby is back home today after a seven-hour surgery to embed a makeshift ear in her …

Hear me now? Gene therapy improves 'bionic ear' technology

A procedure that uses a series of electric jolts to inject lab-designed DNA molecules into cells of the inner ear may help to regrow auditory nerves in people with profound hearing loss, according to researchers.<p>In a paper published Wednesday in Science Translational Medicine, Australian …

Ear implant uses electrical impulses to regrow auditory nerves

The bionic human is nearly a reality. In recent years, scientists have been able to develop everything from bionic eyes to bionic hands. Yet these machines are still largely dependent on the existing human structures to which they connect. If a person's nerve endings are damaged, for instance, the …