New Technology Could Help the Deaf

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By Alabama News Network

Scientists at MIT and Harvard say they've developed a new, low-power microchip that could take the place of a traditional Cochlear implant.

The Cochlear implants give limited hearing to people who might otherwise by deaf, but patients have bulky hardware around the outside of their ears, including a transmitter, wire and microphone.

Scientists say the new microchip needs nothing external... and patients can power their implant wirelessly with an adapter and a cell phone charger.

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