Oriented collagen as a potential cochlear implant electrode surface coating to achieve directed neurite outgrowth

@article{Volkenstein2011OrientedCA,
  title={Oriented collagen as a potential cochlear implant electrode surface coating to achieve directed neurite outgrowth},
  author={Stefan Volkenstein and John E. Kirkwood and Edwina S. Lai and Stefan Dazert and Gerald G. Fuller and Stefan Heller},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
  year={2011},
  volume={269},
  pages={1111-1116}
}
In patients with severe to profound hearing loss, cochlear implants (CIs) are currently the only therapeutic option when the amplification with conventional hearing aids does no longer lead to a useful hearing experience. Despite its great success, there are patients in which benefit from these devices is rather limited. One reason may be a poor neuron-device interaction, where the electric fields generated by the electrode array excite a wide range of tonotopically organized spiral ganglion… CONTINUE READING