System for Stimulation of the Spiral Ganglion Using Infrared Light

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Cochlear implants have historically used electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve. The system which follows makes the case that infrared light is a superior stimulus. Advances are shown in software configurability, density of stimulus, and delivery of light through novel optics. This system would make a solid platform for future study of infrared light as a replacement for electrical cochlear stimulation.

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