System for Stimulation of the Spiral Ganglion Using Infrared Light

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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