Sensors, Methods and Tools for Ecological Momentary Assessment

February 9th, 15.00 - 16.30 

Ecological momentary assessment is a research methodology to study people's thoughts and behavior in their daily lives by repeatedly collecting data in an individual's normal environment, at or close to the time they carry out that behaviour. EMA is used to evaluate hearing aid usage and experience in real life. EMA can be done in many ways. In this webinar we will explore a more technical side of EMA and how to approach it using different technologies, methods, tools, and even different sensors.

Form: webinar

Date: 9 February 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

Webinar hosted in partnership with:

Participant profile:

  • Researchers
  • Acoustic engineers
  • Acousticians
  • Audiologists
  • Technical Audiologists
  • Machine learning/ AI Engineers
  • DSP Engineers
  • Audio/Sound engineers
  • Hearing aid users
  • Audio Enthusiasts

You will meet:

Program

 

Ecological momentary assessment (EMA) methods allow for real-time, real-world survey data collection. Studies with adults have reported EMA as a feasible and valid tool in the measurement of real-world listening experience. Furthermore, smartphones facilitate the implementation of questionnaires and rating schemes to be administered in the real life of study participants or customers, during or shortly after an experience. In addition, objective acoustical parameters extracted from head- or body-worn microphones and/or settings from the hearing aid's signal processing unit can be stored alongside the questionnaire data. But besides the obvious microphones and receivers, to assess hearing aid usage, what other technologies, methods, tools, and sensors are on the horizon that could potentially revolutionize the way EMA is done today? Sign up to learn more about the latest EMA methods done by some of the most prominent researchers in the field today.

Joerg Bitzer, Professor at University of Applied Science Oldenburg (and co-panelist colleagues Inga Holube and Jule Pohlhausen)

Joerg Bitzer holds a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Bremen where he was also a Research Assistant until 1999. Later he was Head of the algorithm development team at Houpert Digital Audio. Since September 2003, he has been a Professor at the Jade University of Applied Sciences Oldenburg. Additionally, in 2010, he joined the Fraunhofer project group for hearing, speech, and audio technology in Oldenburg as a Scientific Supervisor and has been the Deputy Head of the Transfer Center for User-Oriented Assistance Systems since 2013.

Joerg Bitzer

Inga Holube

Christmas Pohlhausen

Jeppe Høy Christensen, Senior Scientist at Eriksholm Research Centre

Jeppe is a Biomedical Engineer and holds a PhD in Cognitive Psychology. Jeppe has always been interested in how our senses and brain translate extrinsic signals into both conscious and unconscious behaviour. Jeppe's focus is to make audiological discoveries from data collected by people while in everyday situations. In other words, Jeppe makes sense of real-world wearable and hearing aid data, gathering data-driven insights for audiological purposes.

Jeppe Høy Christensen

Florian Wolters, Senior Scientist at WSAudiology (and co-panelist colleague Karolina Smeds)

Florian Wolters has a BEng in Audiology and Hearing Technologies from the University of Applied Sciences in Oldenburg and an Audio Engineering Diploma from the School of Audio Engineering (SAE) in Hamburg. He joined the ORCA team in August 2009 as a student carrying out his bachelor thesis on objective quality evaluation of noise reduction algorithms. From February 2010 on, he is integrated in the research group as a Research Engineer.

Florian Wolters

Karolina Smeds

Innovation
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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