|Budget Amount *help
¥17,160,000 (Direct Cost: ¥13,200,000、Indirect Cost: ¥3,960,000)
Fiscal Year 2020: ¥3,120,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,400,000、Indirect Cost: ¥720,000)
Fiscal Year 2019: ¥3,250,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,500,000、Indirect Cost: ¥750,000)
Fiscal Year 2018: ¥4,550,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,500,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,050,000)
Fiscal Year 2017: ¥6,240,000 (Direct Cost: ¥4,800,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,440,000)
|Outline of Final Research Achievements
This study focused on novel method for stimulating nerves with an infrared laser as a substitute for the highly invasive cochlear implants. We demonstrated that t sound perception is generated by stimulating auditory nerves without contacting tissues. In addition, for developing a non-invasive cochlear implant in the future, we conducted basic research on neurophysiological basis of it. The results show the feasibility of an infrared laser cochlear implant that does not require surgery, will lead to the solution of the deafness problem, which will become more serious due to the aging of society.