The Bionic Woman…err Ear

In April of 2010, “Scientific American” magazine published an excellent article by Charles C. Della Santina about a new device which may help individuals such as myself with nerve balance problems to some day regain our balance.

“Much like cochlear implants, which restore hearing by electrically stimulating parts of the auditory nerve, this new type of bionic ear will provide stability by electrically stimulating the vestibular nerve, which normally conveys signals from the vestibular labyrinth to the brain. The device’s electrical connection to the nerve will bypass the defective vestibular system.”

You can read the full article, entitled “Regaining Balance with Bionic Ears” here.