National Hearing Implant & Viani Research Centre


The strategic vision for the Viani Research Centre is to lead hearing research in Ireland by being the country’s dedicated hearing research institute. It is our objective to incubate scientific discoveries and engineering approaches and to address fundamental research into the neuroscience of hearing, development of interventions and education and also address the next generation of life-long implantable cochlear implants and devices.

Mission Statement

"The Viani Research Centre strives to conduct high quality basic and translational research on hearing, hearing loss and auditory implants, and to improve quality of life and educational outcomes of people with hearing loss."

Research Fields







Cochlear Implant Research Laboratory LogoReilly Lab Clinical Neural Engineering
At the NHIVRC we are focused on Improving quality of life by facilitating hearing and communication.
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