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The Miniature Pig

The Miniature Pig: A Large Animal Model for Cochlear Implant Research

Article DOI: 10.3791/64174-v 06:16 min July 28th, 2022
July 28th, 2022



Miniature pigs (mini-pigs) are an ideal large animal model for research into cochlear implants. Cochlear implantation surgery in mini-pigs can be utilized to provide initial evidence of the safety and potential performance of novel electrode arrays and surgical approaches in a living system similar to human beings.


Keywords: Miniature Pig Cochlear Implant Research Animal Model Cochlear Implantation Surgery Sensory Neural Hearing Loss Gene Therapy Otolaryngology Mastoidectomy Facial Nerve
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