hearing aid developers forum

Program

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Plenary Session

9.00 - 9.30 Welcome & opening session (B. Kollmeier, A. Oxenham, N. Bisgaard)
9.30 Andy Oxenham (U. Minnesota): From psychoacoustical measures to functional deficits in humans
10.15 Tammo Houtgast (VUMC Amsterdam): HearCom: Looking back on 54 months of Integrated Research
10.45 Discussion
11.00 Coffee break

11.30

Markus Meis (Hörzentrum Oldenburg): Psychology of the hearing-impaired population
12.00 James M. Kates (GN ReSound and University of Colorado at Boulder): Considerations in Hearing-Aid System Design [abstract]
12.45 Discussion
13.00 Lunch break
14.00 - 17.10 Talks and moderated discussions in the three areas (see below)
15.15 - 15.45 Coffee break
17.15 Concluding discussion & report from work groups (A. Oxenham, N. Bisgaard, B.Kollmeier)
17.45 Oldenburg: Germany's science city 2009 (presentation by Dr. Rainer Lisowski, Science City Campaign Director), Transfer to Olantis (by indivdual cars and taxis)
18.00 Beach Party and Barbecue with (acoustical) sensations from "Oldenburg - the city of science 2009" below and above the water (please bring swimwear and casual outfit!)

 

Session 1: Functional and physiological diagnosis

Moderator: A. Oxenham & Wout Dreschler

Location: KAS II

14.00
Introduction (A. Oxenham & W.Dreschler)
Stephen Neely (Boys Town): Relation between suppression and compression based on fitting DPOAE I/O functions

Wout Dreschler (AMC Amsterdam): Model-based diagnostics and the Auditory profile

15.15
Coffee break
15.45
Thomas Brand (Uni Oldenburg): Speech perception model
Glenis Long (CUNY, OAE and psychoacoustics, modelling)
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Manfred Mauermann (Uni Oldenburg): Cochlear resonances - Does fine structure in hearing threshold and otoacoustic emissions indicate a healthy cochlea?
Thomas Janssen, Thomas Rosner, Florian Kandzia (Technische Universtität München, HNO-Klinik, Experimentelle Audiologie):
Simultaneous measurements of DPOAEs and ASSRs for estimating hearing loss
17.10
Return to plenary session

 

Session 2: Hearing instruments and the internet

Moderator: Stefan Launer & Thomas Lunner

Location: W2 1-143

Stefan Launer (Phonak): Hearing instruments and the internet: an introduction
Thomas Lunner (Oticon): Internet-based education vs. online discussion group for hearing aid users: a randomized controlled trial - Internet rehabilitation: the audiologist's "prolonged arm"
Andreas Büchner: e-Remote Fitting and Support in CI provision
Janneke Nachtegaal: The use of internet in a research context: pros and cons of online research
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Jan-Peter Strömgren: Hearing Instrument Provision and the internet: The view of the Hard of Hearing Associations
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Martin Kinkel: Hearing Instrument Provision and the Internet: The view of Retail
Jens Appell: Hearing Instrument Provision and Web 3.0


Session 3: Signal processing for binaural outputs: Algorithms and assessment

Moderators: Nikolai Bisgaard & Thomas Rohdenburg

Location: KAS I

14.00
Introduction
Jan Wouters / Tim van den Bogaert: Preserving binaural information with Multichannel Wiener Filter based
noise reduction algorithms for hearing aids
Thomas Rohdenburg / Volker Hohmann: Binaural beamforming and objective benefit assessment of binaural gain
Giso Grimm: Binaural feedback reduction systems
15.15
Coffee break
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Volker Kühnel (Phonak): Experiences with binaural signal processing in hearing instrument implementation - the effect of link parameters (delay, jitter,.....)
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Henning Puder (Siemens): Binaural signal representation in hearing aidsd
15.45
More representatives from industry: Advantages and pitfalls of binaural hearing aids
17.10
Return to plenary session



Friday, June 12th, 2009

Plenary Session

9.00 - 9.05 Program overview
9.05 - 9.45 Karlheinz Brandenburg: Hearing instruments and high-end audio systems
9.45 - 10.00 Coffee break
10.00 - 13.00 Talks and moderated discussions (see below) in the three areas
11.30 - 11.45 Coffee break
13.00 - 13.30 Final discussion, topics for future conferences
13.30 - 14.15 Lunch
Afternoon Free for discussions in working groups or visit of the Universität Oldenburg campus or departure
14.15 Colloquium of the collaborative research group (SFB/TRR) "The active auditory system" (Campus Wechloy, W2-1-143), Andrew Oxenham (U. Minnesota): The role of temporal fine structure in pitch and speech perception

 

Session 4: Standardization of systems for the assessment of feedback reduction

Moderator: J. Wouters & V. Hohmann
Program of this session (pdf)

Location: W2 1-143

10.00-10.45
Ann Spriet (K.U. Leuven, B-Leuven), Thomas Bisitz (HörTech, D-Oldenburg): Intermediate report from the CTO-project on feedback benchmarking
10.45-11.15
Jim Kates (GN and U Colorado): Test signals for evaluating feedback cancellation [abstract]
11.15-11.30
Impulse talks by contributors from Industry I: Res Gerber (Phonak)
11.30-11.45
Coffee break
11.45-12.30
Impulse talks by contributors from Industry II:
J. Udesen (GN), M. Nørgaard (Widex), I. Merks (Starkey)
12.30-13.00
Wrap-up and suggestions for further project work
Further participants :
  • Henning Puder (SAT)
  • M. Moonen (KUL)
  • N.N. (Oticon)

 

Session 5: Psychological issues in hearing aid supply

Moderator: Nikolai Bisgaard & Markus Meis

Location: KAS II

10.00
Introduction
Michael Boretzki (Phonak): A simple model of impeding and conducive experiences in hearing aid supply
Hartmut Meister (U. Köln,Uhrmacher Institut): Modelling consumer behaviour in the field of audiology
11.30
Coffee break
11.45
Corinna Pelz (HörTech): Stigmatization of the hearing impaired and the consequences for marketing and communication
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Susanne Bisgaard (Univ. Frankfurt): New hearing aid users - their expectations and experiences
Harald Künemund, Diana Klein, Markus Meis: Hearing loss and hearing aid usage in the second half of life - results from the German Aging Survey
12.55
Return to plenary session

 

Session 6: Psychoacoustic model-based signal processing

Moderators: B. Kollmeier and Torsten Dau

Location: KAS I

10.00
Morten Jepsen & Torsten Dau: CASP Model for nonlinear and effective modelling of sound perception
Deniz Baskent: Audiovisual asynchrony detection and lipreading benefit with hearing-impaired listeners
Brent Edwards (Starkey): The application of auditory models to aided perception and implications for signal processing design
Discussion
11.30
Coffee break
11.45
Thomas Brand: Speech intelligibility prediction and its consequences for hearing aid signal processing
S. Ewert: Model-based signal processing based on layered models
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Finn Dubbelboer: Single-channel noise reduction and speech intelligibility
Discussion
12.55
Return to plenary session

Friday / Saturday, June 12th and 13th

Mini-Symposium and Summerschool of the international graduate research training site "Neurosensory science and systems" at the Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg Delmenhorst (speakers: Steve Neely, Glenis Long, Andy Oxenham,.....)

 

List of rooms and where to find them

KAS I / KAS II During moderated sessions, the KAS room (where the plenary sessions are held) is separated. KAS I is the larger part of the separated room.
W2 1-143 Seminar room at the campus of the university. It is located about 500 meters from the House of Hearing.