ICanHear will develop models based on emerging knowledge about higher-level processing within the auditory pathway and exploit that knowledge to develop creative solutions that will improve the performance of hearing instruments.
A distinctive feature of this project is the tight integration of academic and industrial partners. Fellows will be trained to use rapid prototyping tools to implement and to test their newly developed solutions. Thus they will become familiar with the various stages of product development and also contribute by providing suggestions for improvement of such tools and future product development platforms. The proposed network includes strong translational focus, by providing fellows with motivation and skills to move from purely academic research to product development.