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A low-cost miniaturised cochlear implant

A low-cost miniaturised cochlear implant

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Dr Mohsen Asadnia from Macquarie University has been awarded a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award to develop a miniaturised cochlear implant using advanced microfabrication techniques, enabling low-cost production of the implants for commercialisation.

The project has secured $336,446 in the latest funding of Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards that will commence in 2018, announced on 10 November 2017 by Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham.

Dr Asadnia’s project will develop and demonstrate a new way to use 3D printing technology, microfabrication and nanotechnology to develop hearing devices, allowing an accurate detection of low frequency sounds. It will cut the cost and time of prototyping, and enable low-cost production of highly engineered ear-on-a-chip devices.


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