Implantable Hearing Aids (the MEI) in Japan

  • Hisao Shono


To realize the implantable hearing aid many issues were required to be discussed by those who were capable of manufacturing such a device and, by the experts Ofrom the fields of medicine and technology. Thus the year 1978 marked the start of a 5-year project towards realizing a middle ear implantable hearing aid, this research being funded by a grant-in-aid from the Japanese Government [1].


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  • Hisao Shono
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  1. 1.Radio Station, JAIAAJapan

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