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EPO – Finalist Lifetime achievement – Cochlear implant to restore hearing, Ingeborg Hochmair, Erwin Hochmair

Invention: Cochlear implant to restore hearing

Understanding speech requires more than just hearing it – the listener also receives information via the speaker’s inflection or tone of voice. Ingeborg and Erwin Hochmair’s invention, the multi-channel cochlear implant, allows people around the world to clearly understand speech rather than only muffled sound.

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