Implantable middle ear microphone study

Implantable middle ear microphone study

Researchers based at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) have embarked on the SIME: Human Feasibility Study of an Implantable Middle Ear Microphone after securing £1.4 million National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funding for the next three years.

The NIHR, the research arm of the NHS, funded the study after the UHB team successfully bid under its i4i (Invention for Innovation) Award programme.

The project aims to test a small microphone which can be implanted directly into the middle ear of profoundly deaf patients.

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