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FDA approved implantable device opens doors for technology within the body

12:14 EDT 28 Jul 2017 | TriMed Media Group
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Nucleus 7, a device from Apple and Cochlear, a hearing assistance company, is a surgically implanted sound processor connected to the iPhone to improve the quality of life for impaired patients.

The Nucleus 7 is in a unique position to offer technological care to patients everywhere. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the implant, paving the way for other technologies to push the boundaries of technology within the human body.

“The approval of the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor is a turning point for people with hearing loss, opening the door for them to make phone calls, listen to music in high-quality stereo sound, watch videos and have FaceTime calls streamed directly to their cochlear implant,” Cochlear CEO Chris Smith said in a statement.

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