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Apple, Cochlear reveal implant to stream sound from iPhone

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Cochlear said it can now stream audio directly from Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod to the microchips in its hearing implants without having to use an additional device. Previously, Cochlear's sound processors worked with mobile phones, but implant wearers had to connect the sound processor to an intermediate Bluetooth device - usually worn around the neck like a pendant - that would then pair with a phone. 'It's the first time people with an iPhone will be able to pick up the phone normally, or just listen to music, without any additional devices,' said Jan Janssen, senior vice president of research and development at Cochlear, in an interview. 'It's the first time people with an iPhone will be able to pick up the phone normally, or just listen to music, without any additional devices,' said Jan Janssen, senior vice president of research and development at Cochlear, in an interview About 3 out of every 1,000 U.S. children are born with hearing loss, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Approximately 15 percent of American adults (37.5 million) aged 18 and over report some trouble hearing.


School Builds Skills With Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants

U.S. News

Children as young as 2 can be enrolled. They must be wearing hearing aids or have cochlear implants. All the children are in class from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. focusing on speech and language skills. They must turn 3 years old before they can also attend the afternoon session, which is pre-academic, according to Sound Start Program Director Tracy Edenfield, who is also the teacher. Students can stay in the program up until 6 years of age.


Cochlear is switching to artificial intelligence for its implants

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Business Insider Australia is the Australian edition of the world's fastest-growing business news website, Business Insider. Australia's pioneering bionic ear company, Cochlear, plans to use artificial intelligence to more accurately implant and calibrate its devices. Cochlear today announced an exclusive licensing and development agreement with Otoconsult for its artificial intelligence fitting assistant FOX (Fitting to Outcomes eXpert). "FOX's artificial intelligence assistant will provide clinicians, no matter where they are in the world, a platform to speed up the cochlear implant fitting process while also helping them achieve the best possible patient outcome," says Cochlear CEO Chris Smith.


Apple and Cochlear team up on made-for-iPhone hearing implant

Engadget

We've known that Apple has an interest in iOS-based hearing aids for some time, as they've worked with various manufacturers to bring these devices to the market. Now, Cochlear has teamed up with Apple to make the first cochlear implant sound processor that is specifically made for the iPhone. The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor, which promises to be both the smallest and lightest behind-the-ear device of its kind that's currently available, was approved by the FDA back in June. The Nucleus 7 works natively with the iPhone. Users can go to the Accessibility settings of their device (locating in "Settings" then "General") and pair it the same way you do a Bluetooth device.


Cochlear is switching to artificial intelligence for its implants

#artificialintelligence

Business Insider Australia is the Australian edition of the world's fastest-growing business news website, Business Insider. Australia's pioneering bionic ear company, Cochlear, plans to use artificial intelligence to more accurately implant and calibrate its devices. Cochlear today announced an exclusive licensing and development agreement with Otoconsult for its artificial intelligence fitting assistant FOX (Fitting to Outcomes eXpert). The company says the technology is expected to enable a faster and more consistent fitting of cochlear implants. A short time ago, Cochlear shares were trading at $147.09, up 0.2% in a falling market.