David Landberger, Ph.D., will be the featured speaker for the February 21 program of the NYC chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America. Dr. Landsberger will discuss the rich history of the cochlear implant from its early origins through the cutting edge of cochlear implant technology to the future possibilities. In the early days, it was hoped that cochlear implants might be useful aids for lipreading. Early pioneers took great risks getting experimental devices implanted into their heads with the hope of possibly hearing something again. With time, the cochlear implant has evolved such that surgery has become routine and outcomes highly exceed the expectations of the early pioneers.
Dr. David Landsberger (left) is an auditory scientist in the Department of Otolaryngology at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine. His training in cochlear implants occurred at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles (where the first cochlear implant was developed) and the University of Melbourne in Australia (where the first multi-electrode cochlear implant was developed). His research interests include improving music through a cochlear implant and developing new signal processing and electrode designs. He is a founder of York Sound Inc, which is developing and commercializing a noise reduction algorithm for cochlear implants and hearing aids designed to remove background talkers. Dr. Landsberger has been a member of the board of directors for the New York City chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America since 2020.
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