Danish Sound Day 2023

Sound and audio technologies and its connection to health and well-being
7 November 2023 - 08:00 - 19:00

Welcome!

We are thrilled to welcome our sound network to Copenhagen Hearing & Balance Center (CHBC) at Rigshospitalet. In this special setting, there will be a focus on sound and audio technology and its connection to health and well-being. Expect sessions from experts in the research, business, tech, and art worlds about hearing, mental health, wireless technology, and learn what researchers and clinical professionals from the CHBC are working on. As always, we aim to stimulate your curiosity and give you inspiration to improve solutions in your professional field – through pitches, debates, company demos, and tours of the centre. Plus, you'll have ample opportunities to network with colleagues and make new connections.

Location:
Copenhagen Hearing & Balance Center, Rigshospitalet, auditorium 1, building 44. Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen (practical information HERE)

 

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Standard ticket

DKK 1600 (ex. 25% VAT)

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Member Ticket

DKK 800 (ex. 25% VAT)

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Exhibition stand

DKK 4000 (ex. 25% VAT)

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Exhibition Stand Member

DKK 2000 (ex. 25% VAT)

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Tickets are not refundable.

Program

8:00 - 8:45

Registration & Breakfast

Pick up your nametag, grab a cup of coffee and catch up-up with your fellow audio friends

9:00 - 9:10

Welcome

By our moderator of this day, Paul Tyler and Martin Magelund Rasmussen, CEO Center of Head and Orthopaedics at the national hospital in Denmark (Rigshospitalet)

9:10 - 9:30

Projects at Copenhagen Hearing and Balance Center, Rigshospitalet

Mads Klokker, Rikke Schriver Nielsen, Stefania Serafin, and Abigail Anne Kressner

9.30 - 10.10

Creativity in research – A “best practice” panel conversation

Marie K. Højlund, Sissel R. Lundgård, Torben Christiansen, Federica Bianchi, and moderator Morten Roar Berg

10:10 - 10:30

How sound effects our brains

Troels W. Kjær

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break & visit the stands

11:00 - 11:40

Sound and schizophrenia treatment

Katalin Vikuk and Anders Bargum

11:40 - 12:00

Sound and sleep

Kira Vibe Jespersen

10:45 - 12:00

Guided tours by PhD researchers

take a peek in the labs of Copenhagen Hearing and Balance Center, Rigshospitalet: Cochlear, Audiology, Spatial Hearing Lab, Vertigo

The 4 guided tours run in parallel with  “Sound and schizophrenia treatment” and “Sound and sleep” presentations.

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch, visit the company booths and networking

13.00 - 13.30

Startup Pitch Battle

The most innovative Danish startups compete in a pitch battle.

13:30 - 14:10

The future of hearing aids and audio use – A panel conversation about how the way we experience audio will change

Alex Costa, Director of Brainworks, GN Group
Nick Hunn, CTO at WiFore and moderator Tobias Neher

14:20 - 15:00

Coffee break & visit the stands

15:00 - 15:30

Research Pitch Battle

Hear from the most promising Masters and PhD and post doc researchers at Danish Universities.

15:30 - 16:00

Deep Vibrations and well-being

Joachim Lorck-Schierning, CTO and co-founder, Vibroacoustics

16:00 - 16:15

break 

16:15 - 16:40

Prize Ceremony

Winners of the research pitch battle and the startup pitch battle will receive feedback from our expert jury and the prizes will be awarded.

16:45 - 17:00

Danish Sound Award

The "Annual Sound Prize" will be awarded.
The Danish Sound Cluster will wrap up the day's program and you will be welcome to stay for a refreshing beer, music, sound installations and product demonstrations.  

17:00 - 19:00

Networking, demos, music & snacks

That's it make the bridge out of this celebratory daysthe end is as important as
the rest
We welcome you to stay for a refreshing beer, music, snacks, product demonstrations – and bridge important, networking!

Visit the company stands

Startup demo stands

Sound and audio solutions for better health

Sponsors

Need a hotel?

Hotel Rye115 is a very nice and cozy family run hotel, situated nearby Rigshospitalet.

Book your room city ​​mail to info@rye115.com and mention"friends price Danish Sound Day” as reference.

Single room: DKK 950 – double room: DKK 1050 (incl. breakfast)

Innovation
When you participate in this event, your time will be used as co-financing for the project Innovationskraft, which is funded by the Danish Business Promotion Board and the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science at a standard rate. Read more about Innovation power 

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Projects at Copenhagen Hearing and Balance Center, Rigshospitalet

Mads Clocks, Head of ENT HN Surgery & Audiology and CHBC, MD, Assoc. Prof

Rikke Schriver Nielsen, Strategy and Innovation Officer, Hearing and Balance Center, ENT dept

Stephanie Serafin, Full Professor and Head of Multisensory Experience lab at Aalborg University Copenhagen

Abigail Anne Kresner, Assistant Professor at the Technical University of Denmark and Rigshospitalet

Mads Clocks

Rikke Schriver Nielsen

Stefania Serafin

Abigail Anne Kressner

Creativity in research – A “best practice” panel conversation between:

Federica Bianchi, Senior Researcher, Cognition & Hearing, Oticon

Torben Christiansen, Director of Technology, R&D, EPOS

Who, as part of the conversation, will present their latest research about the effect of noise attenuation on reaction time and listening effort during a dual task.

AND

Marie Koldkjær Højlund, Associate Professor Sound Studies, Aarhus University

Sissel Raahede Lundgård, Research Assistant Audio Design, Aarhus University

Who, as part of the conversation, will present their study about how improving the soundscapes in nursing homes improves the health and well-being of the staff and residents.

A conversation about "best practice", creativity and experimentation in research - moderated by audio, acoustic and sustainability expert Morten Roar Berg.

Sissel R. Lundgård

Federica Bianchi

Torben Christiansen

Marie K. Højlund

Photo: Morten Hilmer

Morten Roar Berg

How sound effects our brains

Troels W. Kjær, Neuroscientist, author and former doctor and chief physician at Rigshospitalet

  • How does the brain process sound?
  • What problems do noise and unpleasant sounds cause?
  • Are there any cognitive consequences of noise?
  • How does the brain listen to music compared to listening to sound?

Troels W. Kjær

Sound and schizophrenia treatment

Katalin Vikuk, Project Manager, Heka VR 

Anders Bargum, PhD student, Aalborg University Sound & Music Computing, Heka VR 

  • HEKA VR is a virtual reality platform that leverages the power of sound in a virtual setting
  • Through Avatar Therapy schizophrenia patients learn to cope with auditory hallucinations
  • Schizophrenia is the second most expensive mental illness with very few sufficient treatment methods

Katalin Vikuk

Anders Bargum

Sound and sleep

Kira Vibe JespersenPhD and associate professor at Aarhus University 

  • Music is commonly used as a sleep aid, but can music really improve sleep?
  • Why does music soothe us in unknown or stressful environments?
  • How can music be used strategically in healthcare?

Kira Vibe Jespersen

Guided tours by PhD researchers

Take a peek in the labs of Copenhagen Hearing and Balance Center, Rigshospitalet 

  • Surgery, Cochlear Implants:

    Steven Andersen will present: Temporal Bone Imaging and Simulation. Hear about how we use cone-beam CT to look into the patients' middle and inner ear, about 3D printed models of the temporal bone for surgical training, and VR simulation for training and patient-specific preparation of the patient's surgery.

  • Spatial Hearing:

    Quirin Mühlberger will present that the goal of the spatial hearing lab at CHBC is to transfer the benefits of virtual acoustics, as eg known from the AVIL at DTU, to the clinic and the patients. This enables more realistic testing conditions for eg speech in noise tasks or hearing-aid and cochlear implant fitting. This presentation will give insight into the current work going on and give some outlook to new projects.

  • Dizziness and Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV):

    Louie Rino Rogalla will do a short presentation on how examination of the eyes helps doctors assess the inner ear, and how we use this information to automate diagnoses of dizziness. His Ph.D. is on using computer vision and deep learning of eye-movements in the field of dizziness.

  • Audiology – Audio Verbal Therapy: Signe Wischmann will give a short presentation on her PhD project on gamification in auditory rehabilitation. Her focus will be on developing and testing apps for children with hearing loss and their parents to use in clinical practice

NOTE:

take a peek in the labs of Copenhagen Hearing and Balance Center, Rigshospitalet

The guided tours run in parallel with  “Sound and schizophrenia treatment” and “Sound and sleep” presentations.

Startup Pitch Battle

The most innovative Danish startups compete in a pitch battle.

Our panel of judges is made up of experienced entrepreneurs, investors and business strategy advisors.

Candidates

  • Componental, By Rasmus Kjærbo – a customizable and programmable, open-source audio effect and synthesizer
  • Sumondo by Vishal Sisodia – An app that offers music therapy using “nature-inspired music” or “ambient world music”
  • Venge city Michael Venge – Acoustic panels, sustainably sourced and with ample design options

Jury

The future of hearing aids and audio use – A panel conversation about how the way we experience audio will change between:

Nick Hunn, CTO at WiFore

Who, as part of the conversation will present the technology and use of Auracast.

AND

Alex Costa, Director of Brainworks at GN Group

Who, as part of the conversation, will be exploring the link between hearing health and cognitive decline and sound as a bio marker.

Moderator is Tobias Neher, SDU

alex coast

Nick Hunn

Tobias Neher

Research Pitch Battle

Hear from the most promising Masters and PhD and psot doc researchers at Danish Universities.

Candidates

  • Nikolas Borrel: Sound propagation in realistic interactive 3D scenes with parameterized sources using deep neural operators
  • Prithvi Kantan: Aalborg University: Intuitive Auditory Feedback for Movement Rehabilitation of Neurological Patients
  • Vasudha Sathyapriyan: Multi-channel hearing aid processing with remote microphones

Jury

Deep Vibrations and well-being

Joachim Lorck-Schierning, CTO and co-founder, Vibroacoustics

VibroAcoustic Sound Massage (VSM) is an aesthetic stimulation of the vagus nerve with deep vibrations synchronized to music. It holds the potential of increasing:

  • Calm nervous system
  • Sense of well-being
  • Improved vitality

Joachim Lorck-Schierning

Networking, demos, music & snacks

With diverse sound colors and a sensitive blend of instrumental and vocal arrangements, the musicians from Klanglys (literally, 'sound light') share their passion for jazz harmonies, rhythmic ostinatos and natural soundscapes. With their individual backgrounds, they develop multi-colored and stylistic sonic universes. For this Danish Sound Day Special KLANGLYS' musical architecture is composed of bandleader Johannes Käsbach (DE) on vocals and guitar, together with bass player Alejandro Gispert (CU)

With their own compositions across musical styles, together with well-known jazz and soul tunes, KLANGLYS provides the perfect sound scape for rounding off the Danish Sound Day during our social come together.

KLANGLYS - Danish Sound Day Duo Special

Danish Sound Cluster

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