Hearing4All

Leaders:  Prof. Dr.-Ing. H. Blume, Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. G. Payá-Vayá
Team:  M.Sc. C. Seifert, Dipl.-Ing. L. Gerlach
Year:  2015
Lifespan:  November 2012 - December 2018
Is Finished:  yes

Processor Architectures for Hearing Aids

The joint venture "Hearing4all" that the IMS-AS participates in with multiple sub-projects, has been chosen as one of the federal cluster of excellence projects Friday June 15th 2012.

The project will be funded with 34 million euro for a period of five years.

In charge of the project is the University of Oldenburg, which has filed the successful application together with the Hannover Medical School and the Leibniz Universität Hannover.

Purpose of the interdisciplinary five-year joint venture is in fact "hearing for all". 18 percent of the German population - with more than 50 percent of the more than 65-year-olds - suffer from hearing loss requiring treatment. Scientists strive to improve communication circumstances of the concerned persons significantly - be it at work, in traffic or at home. Key enablers are advances in personalized hearing diagnostics and the hereupon adapted treatment with personal hearing aids.

In the scope of this interdisciplinary project the IMS-AS aims to develop high-performance and low-power processor architectures for digital hearing systems, such as cochlear implants or hearing aids.

The goals of the federal cluster of excellence are presented in this video