Crystal clear

The be(a)st at hearing

3 min
Text Alexander Delport
Image Uncanny (animatie) en Stijn Janssens (video)

In Crystal Clear, researchers at UAntwerp explain what they do in the easiest way possible.


If something inside of our ear is malfunctioning or broken, such as one of the ossicles, a surgeon puts in a prosthesis. But finding a replacement that fits isn’t that easy. What does the ideal prosthesis look like? Pieter Livens, a postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratory of Biophysics and BioMedical Physics (UAntwerp/FWO), has turned to the animal kingdom for inspiration.


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