Live Science -------- For the first time, robots have successfully performed a tricky, delicate operation that helped implant a hearing device into a deaf woman's ear, according to a new study. A 51-year-old woman who was completely deaf in both ears due to a rare autoimmune disease underwent an operation to receive a cochlear implant in her right ear to help her hear again, the researchers said. "The patient is progressing well with speech and language training, and is expressing high satisfaction on the benefits of having a cochlear implant," said study lead author Stefan Weber, director of the ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research at the University of Bern in Switzerland. "Six months after the surgery, she is even able to partially communicate via telephone, which is a big step for her personal freedom." To get more in depth information click on the picture below to read the article.
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