JBiSE  Vol.4 No.3 , March 2011
Recent promising technological developments on hearing restoration
Abstract: 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.
Cite this paper: nullOzkul, 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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