The technology relies on a Bluetooth-enabled earpiece to detect sound and send electrical impulses to an electrode-packed retainer. Wearers press their tongue against the device to “hear," CSU's website announced this week.
John Williams, an associate professor in CSU's Department of Mechanical Engineering, came up with the idea. “It’s much simpler than undergoing surgery and we think it will be a lot less expensive than cochlear implants,” he said.
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