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About Hearlight

The European Union’s Horizon 2020 Future Emerging Technologies FET OPEN programme has awarded 3M€ to HearLight, a collaborative project coordinated by the Hearing Institute at Institut Pasteur (Paris, France).


The Project

Cochlear implants are the first and currently most successful sensory rehabilitation strategy, and equip thousands of hearing impaired patients. However, they suffer from strong information throughput limitations, making music perception and speech intelligibility in noise impossible, extremely detrimental to implanted patients.


The Consortium

<h4>Institut Pasteur</h4>

Institut Pasteur

Institut Pasteur is a private, state-approved non-profit foundation for biomedical research, established in 1887 by Louis Pasteur and hosting some 2,782 people including... 

<h4>École des Mines de Saint-Etienne</h4>

École des Mines de Saint-Etienne

École des Mines de Saint-Etienne (EMSE), a member of Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT) is an engineering school dedicated to the education and training of generalists... 

<h4>University of Basel</h4>

University of Basel

Founded in 1460, the University of Basel is the oldest university in Switzerland and has a history of success going back over 550 years. Today, it has around 12,700 students... 



Thanks to straight collaborations with EPFL and its customers, NOVAGAN has developed state-of-the-art technologies in epitaxy and micro-technological... 

<h4>Norwegian University of Science and Technology</h4>

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

NTNU is Norway's largest university with just over 40,000 students and more than 7,000 employees. While it was founded in 1910, it can trace its roots back to 1760... 

<h4>University of Strathclyde</h4>

University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde, incorporated under the Universities (Scotland) Act 1889 and having its principal office at 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XQ...