Combined Optical And Electrical Stimulation Of Auditory Neurons

Grant number: LP120100264 | Funding period: 2012 - 2015



The bionic ear, which has now helped to improve the hearing of over 200,000 people worldwide, is a great example of Australian innovation success. This project aims to develop the fundamental technology that will underpin the next generation of these devices using a combination of infrared light and electrical signals to stimulate auditory nerves.