Welcome to AIMday Hearing and Acoustics
Hearing loss is the fourth leading cause of disability around the world according to the Global Burden of Disease Study, with an annual cost of £544 billion globally. Approximately 9 million people in the UK suffer from hearing loss and this is increasing rapidly with the aging population. This debilitating condition affects every aspect of the human experience, spanning from social, emotional, educational and occupational wellbeing. Currently, the rehabilitation of hearing loss focuses primarily on providing hearing aids, or implantable hearing devices that stimulate the transmission of the signal. However, all these devices suffer from several limitations such as not restoring normal hearing not performing effectively in complex environments (reverberation, sound coming from different directions, background noise, etc).
An Academic Industry Meeting Day (AIMday) offers a unique opportunity for companies to discuss and share problems with academic experts in small-group discussion. This gives industry partners and researchers the assurance that the topics addressed will be of genuine interest, while also providing the opportunity to gain fresh insights, meet potential collaborators, and grow a network.
Registration for companies is now open Monday 7th January 2019 12 noon and closes Thursday 4th April 2019 at 12 midnight.
Registration for academic scientists will open Tuesday 9th April 2019 12 noon and closes Monday 6th May 2019 at 12 midnight.
Registration for all participants is free of charge.
This event is organised by the Office for Translational Research and being supported through the University of Cambridge Industry Challenge Led Pump-Prime Funding Scheme.