Hearing Restoration

April 19th, 15.00 - 16.30

What if humans could restore their hearing? Some species can – why can't we?

Extensive research on the topic has been done over the years, on both mammalian and non-mammalian species.

In this webinar we will get a glimpse of the status of the nation for hearing restoration research for humans and other species.

Form: webinar

Date: 19 April 2023

Time: 15.00 – 16.30

Square: Online via zoom

Price: free

Language: English

If you have questions about signing up, please contact Murielle De Smedt, mds@danishsound.org

Participant profile:

  • Researchers

  • Acoustic engineers

  • Acousticians

  • Audiologists

  • Technical Audiologists

  • Biologists

  • Hearing aid users

  • Audio Enthusiasts

You will meet:



Humans have come a long way to compensate for human hearing loss with technologies like hearing aids, cochlear implants and bone-anchored hearing aids. Yet, the question persists – will there ever be a cure for hearing loss?

Some say there could be, and a lot of scientific research is being done on it. Furthermore, non-mammalian species can naturally restore their hearing, something that could help humans in the quest for their own hearing health.

In this webinar we will get an introduction to the current status of the research and medical procedures to date to preserve/restore hearing of humans and other species, and what future treatment for hearing loss could look like.

Charlotte Amalie Navntoft, Senior Scientist at Demant

Charlotte holds a PhD from the University of Basel/ DTU working on a novel paradigm for Cochlear implants using animal physiology and human psychophysics. Charlotte is now a Senior Scientist at Demant where she works within hearing therapeutics R&D as a project lead and scientist on a research project on a novel cell-based therapy for hearing loss. Charlotte is also a scout for global research and clinical trials on pharmacologic-, gene- and cell-based therapy for hearing loss.

Charlotte Amalie Name toft

Jakob Christensen-Dalsgaard, Associate Professor at the Institute of Biology, SDU

Jakob holds a PhD from SDU in Neurobiology and behaviour. Jakob is an expert in animal hearing and he is involved in hearing studies of animals such as cormorants, geckos, frogs, crocodiles, – and also humans (when underwater!).

Jakob Christensen-Dalsgaard

Tommi Miikael Anttonen, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Biology, SDU

Tommi holds a PhD from the University of Helsinki. Tommi is specialized in understanding the cellular mechanisms and effects of noise and ototoxins on the mammalian hearing organ that lead to hearing loss. By understanding for example how epithelial repair processes, cellular stress signaling, and regeneration of lost cells are cell biologically connected, novel ways to protect and repair the hearing organ can be developed.

Tommi Miikael Anttonen

When you participate in this event, your time will be used as co-financing for the Innovation Power Project, 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  HERE

This event was created in collaboration with IDA Future Technology. The participant list of this event will be shared with IDA for statistical use only. 

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