Martin Han receives grants for research on neural implants for hearing loss

Associate Professor Martin Han received two grants totaling over $1.5 million from the NIH.  He will use the support to develop silicon-based microelectrode technology that will serve as an auditory prostheses implanted in the brainstem’s cochlear nucleus to convey the features of sound to people with profound hearing loss and to design and fabricate various neural implant devices suitable for preclinical animal models.