Oldenburg hearing expert Dr. Jan Rennies-Hochmuth awarded grant from Klaus Tschira Boost Fund

Dr. Jan Rennies-Hochmuth has been awarded a grant from the “Klaus Tschira Boost Fund” for his outstanding research. He is working on the development of personalized hearing systems for improved speech communication at the Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology Division (HSA) of the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT in Oldenburg. Together with the German Scholars Organization e.V., the Klaus Tschira Foundation provides support for the next generation of academics. Fraunhofer IDMT-HSA is a partner in the »Hearing4all« Cluster of Excellence.

Despite many years’ research in the field of speech intelligibility, knowledge gaps still exist regarding how human hearing functions in complex listening situations and how disturbing factors restrict communication. The respective development of models for predicting human speech intelligibility is not yet fully explored either. With the support of the Klaus Tschira Boost Fund, Dr. Jan Rennies-Hochmuth will now devote himself to examining these topics in greater depth.

“The KT Boost Fund creates the necessary freedom, both financially and in terms of time, to continue work on basic research projects with high publication potential and at the same time further the development of my group at the Fraunhofer IDMT. In particular, I’ll be in a position to foster international research partnerships – something I’m really looking forward to,” said Dr. Jan Rennies-Hochmuth.

 

Photo: Better hearing, for everyone, everywhere: The Oldenburg hearing researcher and group leader at Fraunhofer IDMT Dr. Jan Rennies-Hochmuth receives the Klaus Tschira Boost Fund. Photo: Fraunhofer IDMT / Hannes Kalter.