Award Amount: £16,000
Award Duration: 3 months
Background: 1 million children per year suffer from glue ear (or Otitis Media with Effusion).
The award of £16,000 will help the development of a novel bone conduction headset technology for children with long-term glue ear, the persistent build-up of ear wax in the ear canal.
The technology will be used in the school, clinical and home settings to overcome the child’s hearing loss, preventing them from falling behind at school at a crucial development stage.
Project Plan for Award: The award will allow the team to further build up the business case for the technology including gaining market insight to progress product development.
“Receiving support from the Medtech Accelerator means our team had the opportunity to move the project to the next level, maneuvering us into a stronger position for follow-on funding.
In my case the MTA funding came with advice about best use of the funding to place the product on the right commercial route to market.”
Dr Tamsin Brown
Community Paediatrician CCS NHS Trust and Honorary Contract with Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.