Workshop of the Study Group "The Future of Hearing": Binaural Hearing and Compensation Schemes in Hearing Impairrment

21.06. - 24.06.2015


Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg - Institute for Advanced Study, Delemenhorst

Workshop "Binauraul Factors and Compensation Schemes in Hearing Impairment"
June 21 -24, 2015

Organizers: Doz. Dr. Bernhard Laback and Prof. Dr. Dr. Birger Kollmeier

In the second year of the study group, the focus will be on research on the mechanisms and ecological advantages of binaural hearing, on respective consequences of hearing impairment and cochlear-implant hearing, and on the development of strategies for future hearing devices to compensate for deficits in binaural hearing.

The workshop will focus on perceptual/ psychophysical aspects as well as on signal processing and physiological aspects of hearing devices. The goals of the workshop are

  • to identify key problems in perceiving binaural cues in impaired hearing, combining psychophysical and physiological evidence. While focusing on peripheral hearing impairment, the role of central auditory processing will also be considered
  • to identify major technical limitations with current hearing systems (hearing aids, cochlear implants) in transmitting binaural information
  • develop strategies to bundle international research efforts towards solving the key problems

Confirmed speakers:

Thomas Brand, Mitchell Day, Bertrand Delgutte, Mathias Dietz, Phil Joris, John Middebrooks, Ruth Litovsky, Bernhard Seeber, Mathias Dietz, Tom Francart, Volker Hohmann, Simon Doclo, Sascha Spors, Giso Grimm.

See here the program!