Exzellencluster im Auditory Valley
New challenges for diagnosis of hearing impairment and establishment of hearing solutions
In the first funding period of Hearing4all, we have successfully connect three classically separated fields diagnosis, hearing devices and assistive technology in hearing support within one highly interdisciplinary, goal-oriented research unit.
However, the problems that hearing impairment causes to our ageing society are not yet solved. There are four persistent challenges which Hearing4all 2.0 aims to solve drawing upon extensive expertise and scientific collaboration across disciplines, university sites, research sectors (e.g. university, clinic, industry), and research areas in basic, applied and clinical sciences.
So we enhance our research „From models, technologies and solutions for diagnosing, restoring and supporting hearing (Hearing4all 1.0)“ to „Medicine, basic research and technical solutions for personalised hearing care (Hearing4all 2.0)“!
These challenges will be addressed in four Research Threads:
- Research Thread I: Auditory processing deficits throughout the lifespan
- Research Thread II: IT-based diagnostics and rehabilitation
- Research Thread III: Auditory precision medicine: research-based novel intervention methods
- Research Thread IV: The H4A hearing devices of the future