Hearing contacts improving the quality of life of the hearing-impaired
In Europe, millions of people with hearing loss remain untreated. The main reason behind this is the visibility of hearing aid devices and the perceived social stigma attached to it. On the other hand, many of those who wear the devices are unhappy with their inability to hear naturally. The EU-funded Hearing Contacts project has developed a novel solution – the world’s first contact lenses for the ear called the Vibrosonic Hearing Contacts. Small in size, they can be placed on the eardrum, and as they stimulate the eardrum directly, the wearer can hear naturally. Ultimately, the contact prototypes will be improved so that they are ready for the market.
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