A new solar powered cochlear-implant devices from CISOLAR will soon be available this fall after receiving FDA approval. This is an exciting new technology which eliminates external components, using instead a miniature solar cell panel that generates electricity. Engineers, under several grants from NIH, first conducted a survey, then implemented some of the recommendations in its design, adding new features such as safe mode which will filter and block curse words that overprotective parents don't want their Deaf children to hear. Options also includes a NPR channel. Several models are available from CISOLAR, including one with a GPS tracking system.

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