Our vision

Hearing for all

The aim of the interdisciplinary cluster of excellence is to support hearing for all.

This aim is of great importance, given that 18 percent of the German population – in particular, more than 50 percent of those above 65 years of age - has a hearing impairment requiring treatment. With better individual hearing diagnostics, individualised hearing aids have become possible. Using such individual support facilitates communication for the hearing impaired in an essential way – be it at work, in traffic and at home. To reach this aim, innovative concepts for hearing aid and hearing implant processing will be developed, helping not only the severely hearing impaired, but everybody by putting an individualised "hearing aid" into every smartphone, TV set, and stereo.