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Loss of vestibular function may be treatable with an implantable vestibular prosthesis that stimulates semicircular canal afferents with biphasic pulse trains. Several studies have demonstrated short-term activation of the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) with electrical stimulation. Fewer long-term studies have been restricted to small numbers of animals and(More)
A vestibular neural prosthesis was designed on the basis of a cochlear implant for treatment of Meniere's disease and other vestibular disorders. Computer control software was developed to generate patterned pulse stimuli for exploring optimal parameters to activate the vestibular nerve. Two rhesus monkeys were implanted with the prototype vestibular(More)
HYPOTHESIS It is possible to implant a stimulating electrode array in the semicircular canals without damaging rotational sensitivity or hearing. The electrodes will evoke robust and precisely controlled eye movements. BACKGROUND A number of groups are attempting to develop a neural prosthesis to ameliorate abnormal vestibular function. Animal studies(More)
OBJECTIVE We recorded intraoperative and postoperative electrically evoked compound action potentials (ECAPs) in rhesus monkeys implanted with a vestibular neurostimulator. The objectives were to correlate the generation of slow-phase nystagmus or eye twitches induced by electrical stimulation of the implanted semicircular canal with the presence or absence(More)
We measured auditory brainstem responses (ABRs) in eight Rhesus monkeys after implantation of electrodes in the semicircular canals of one ear, using a multi-channel vestibular prosthesis based on cochlear implant technology. In five animals, click-evoked ABR thresholds in the implanted ear were within 10 dB of thresholds in the non-implanted control ear.(More)
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