The patent developed by USAL´s research team will help improve the hearing quality of about 350,000 patients with a cochlear implant.

Patients with cochlear implants will now be able to improve their hearing quality thanks to the patent developed by the research team of Professor Enrique López Poveda. We have presented the patent to Julio Rodrigo Dacosta, the managing director of MEDE-EL in Spain and Portugal. This multinational company will purchase the patent in order to commercialize it in the next years.

Over 300 million people around the world could benefit from these advances if we manage to introduce the new technology to hearing aid users.

This is excellent news for the University of Salamanca, which will be put on the international scene. The patent will spread in Europe, as well as United States, China and Australia.

It will also help to expand our collaboration with the MED-EL company as we will have to work together to put this product out on the market and continue on further research. For that matter, the funding is extended for three more years to assure that the product reaches the market in perfect conditions and in order to continue on our research.

More information in Comunicación Universidad de Salamanca

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Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Vicerrector de Investigación y Transferencia - Universidad de Salamanca // Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer - University of Salamanca

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