Meet the PIs: Birgit Philips

Continuing our latest news post series Meet the PIs, today on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we are delighted to share an interview with one of the leading women in the MOSAICS network: Dr. Birgit Philips. Based at Cochlear Ltd. and part of the project’s coordination team, Birgit is ‘the driving … Read more

Meet the PIs: Filiep Vanpoucke

With the start of 2023, we are delighted to launch a short news post series: Meet the PIs. Starting today we will be sharing a serie of interviews with the main supervisors that have been guiding the MOSAICS ESRs through their research journeys so far. Aren’t you curious to learn a bit more about who’s … Read more

Dumb or deaf? – Loes Beckers (ESR2) contributes to

In her recent contribution to, Loes beckers (ESR2) takes a look at the relationship between cognitive decline and hearing loss. She presents two recent studies that suggest cognitive decline might be halted by compensating for hearing loss with hearing devices. Read her full contribution “Dumb or deaf? – How hearing loss and cognitive decline … Read more

Insights on research and training from the 4th MOSAICS Research Days

Learning as a team and working together to make decisions, further improve research and motivating each other by sharing accomplishments, fuels the energy of the ESRs and increases the quality of outcomes of MOSAICS.  On October 27-28th, 2022  the MOSAICS Research Days took place at Cochlear Ltd., in Mechelen, where the four MOSAICS ESRs met … Read more

Conference (catch-up) season for MOSAICS ESRs and supervisors

With all the travelling and meeting restrictions behind us, the ESRs have finally been able to attend their first conference in person over the past month. On their own, or together with fellow members of the MOSAICS team, they have visited conferences in the UK, Sweden, and Italy. Read in this news piece what that … Read more

Introducing MOSAICS’ AuDiET clinical trial study

The 8th of June, 2022, marked an important milestone for the MOSAICS project, as the AuDiET study collected data from its very first subject. But first things first. What is AuDiET? The acronym translates to the Latin word for “he/she/they will hear”, and it stands for “Audiometric Diagnostics and Error-based Treatment”. AuDiET is a clinical … Read more

An inspiring focus group with experienced CI users at Cochlear, Utrecht

On April 25th, Nikki Tromp (ESR 3) and Birgit Philips (MOSAICS Supervisor) were part of the research group from Cochlear Benelux to host an experience day in Utrecht, the Netherlands. A handful of experienced cochlear implant (CI) recipients were invited to Cochlear’s information center to provide valuable input into several ongoing projects, including MOSAICS. The … Read more

Shedding some light on auditory processing – Ignacio’s (ESR1) in-person secondment

I’ve recently completed my secondment at Artinis Medical Systems BV, where the main purpose was to familiarize with functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). This is an imaging technique that can help us study regions of the brain that activate with incoming stimuli. In our case, we’re interested in auditory stimulation. Two things were really important … Read more

World Hearing Day: To hear for life, listen with care!

In our recent infographic, we highlighted how as people start to live longer due to improving and innovative health interventions, the number of people living with hearing loss will also continue to grow. Age is only one of the many factors that can contribute to hearing loss. On World Hearing Day 2022, the focus is … Read more