The sound of the Waisman Center’s work to improve cochlear implants
The Waisman Center has been at the forefront of research on cochlear implants and hearing science for more than two decades.
Better ears for better lives
Her child, who was born with congenital deafness, had received her first cochlear implant early enough to access spoken language, but with only one implant she had struggled with understanding speech in noisy environments or locating sounds.
The sound beneath the waves
If you’ve ever seen a graphical representation of a sound, you are probably familiar with what it looks like: hundreds of steep, tightly packed peaks and valleys, all of different heights, moving above and below a common line of symmetry that cuts horizontally through the middle. “When a sound travels through the air, it basically sets the molecules around us in motion, using sound pressure to create sort of a wave,” says Waisman researcher Michaela Warnecke, PhD.
UW-Madison researchers discuss procedure that helped boy hear
“When we think in general about children who are deaf and could benefit from the opportunity to gain access to speech and to language be mainstreamed… there’s a lot of excitement,” Professor Ruth Litovsky says about the surgery Grayson received.
Research quest aims to cure hearing loss at its root
The ultimate cause of hearing loss is usually found in the tiny hair cells that play the crucial role of converting sound waves into nerve impulses for delivery to the brain.
Professor works with kids and their families to get better use of their cochlear implants
Ruth Litovsky and her team at the Waisman Center work with kids and their families from across the country to get better use of their cochlear implants.
Appleton Education Foundation Program looks at early childhood development
Parents have little access to research on early childhood development, something the Appleton Education Foundation hopes to rectify with this year’s Community Education Program.
First test in United States of a child with dual cochlear implants
Micha Wiggins and her mother Doty not only travelled a long way-from Dallas, Texas-to visit Ruth Litovsky’s lab on March 10 and 11, they also had made a long personal journey to arrive at this …