The next Future Salon session will cover Computers and Drugs Working Together: The Present and Future of Neural Biotechnologies. “Drs. Mike Chorost and Eric Lynch will discuss the present state of neural technologies for treating deafness and their likely future. Dr. Chorost will open by explaining how the most advanced neurostimulation technology on the market, the cochlear implant, enables the deaf to hear. Dr. Lynch will follow with a discussion of pharmaceutical technologies which may actually prevent and cure deafness.”
A true cure for deafness is probably years away, but in the meantime computers (that is, cochlear implants) and drugs (that is, pharmaceuticals) may soon work together synergistically to produce far more effective treatments for deafness than are available now.
Dr. Lynch’s Sound Pharmaceuticals researchers are developing neuroceuticals to stem hearing loss.