Hearing loss is one of the most challenging health and social issues in Europe and according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) around 6.1% of the world’s population suffers from this disability. Hearing loss undermines the ability to communicate fluently - with profound social, emotional and economic consequences. Cochlear implants (Cis) provide significant improvements in speech understanding, hearing performance, and quality of life to more than 350,000 users worldwide. However, large individual differences and unexplained variability are observed with regard to CI outcomes following implantation.
MOSAICS is a European Industrial Doctorate (EID) project funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. MOSAICS brings together the largest global manufacturer of hearing implants and Europe’s leading academic groups in hearing-related research. Through the joint expertise of academic research and clinical R&D, MOSAICS aims to train four Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) to be part of the next generation of hearing experts for a growing industry.
The EID’s primary objective is to understand, identify, and intervene on the variability in outcomes among adult CI users, by adopting a novel multidisciplinary approach based on the WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF). The ESRs trained within MOSAICS will acquire the necessary knowledge in academic research, the clinical environment and in the healthcare sector, necessary to accelerate the delivery of innovative hearing solutions.
|Within the MOSAICS EID, accelopment is a Partner Organisation responsible for training the Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in research project management and grant writing. Furthermore, accelopment will support the project coordinators in project management activities, in ensuring efficient and effective communication of the project to the wider society and in achieving successful dissemination and exploitation of results.|