• Question: Do you think people will invent prosthetic eyes and ears

    Asked by 399esre22 to Dominic on 11 Mar 2016.
    • Photo: Dominic Eggbeer

      Dominic Eggbeer answered on 11 Mar 2016:

      I’m already involved in making prosthetic eyes, ears and noses (as well as many other body bits), but at the moment, they don’t function. There have been excellent advances in making things like artificial eyes, but there is a long way to go to make in suitable for routine use. Companies, such as Cochlear make implants that help with hearing. They are used in combination with a prosthetic ear to restore the patient’s look if they are missing an ear.