Recent promising technological developments on hearing restoration
Murat Haluk Ozkul, Tarik Ozkul
DOI: 10.4236/jbise.2011.43022   PDF    HTML     4,461 Downloads   8,274 Views  


The purpose of this paper is to review some of the promising technological developments related to hearing restoration part of ENT practice. If success-fully implemented in product or procedure form, these technologies are likely to simplify surgical pro-cedures related to hearing restoration and improve the condition of patients. The developments are com-piled from scientific sources as well as from recent patent documents and they are not yet commercially available.

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Ozkul, M. and Ozkul, T. (2011) Recent promising technological developments on hearing restoration. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 4, 158-163. doi: 10.4236/jbise.2011.43022.

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