Better Hearing Aid Treatment in Denmark - New Developments and Use Scenarios

Date: 24 April 2024

Time: 12.00 – 17.00

Place: University of Southern Denmark (SDU) – Auditorium O100 (click here for map) – Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M

Format: Conference

Language: English

This seminar aims to heighten awareness for new requirements and guidelines for hearing aid (HA) rehabilitation in Denmark. The focus will be on the added value of real-ear measurements, speech audiometry, and questionnaires in the context of HA treatment, and on potential use scenarios of these measures in audiological practice. Participants will exchange insights and experiences related to the application of these measures for HA treatment. Additionally, the event seeks to provide a European perspective on these matters.

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Program

Scroll down for more information on the speakers 

12:00-12:30

Arrival and light lunch

Pick up your nametag, grab a sandwich and catch up with your fellow audio(logy) friends.

12:30-12.35

Welcome and introduction

Welcome from Prof. Tobias Neher, SDU, DK

12:35-12:50

New Danish requirements and guidelines for hearing aid treatment (Gert Ravn, FORCE Technology, DK)

12:50-13:30

Real-ear measurements for guiding HA treatment (Prof. Kevin Munro, Manchester University, UK)

13:35-14:15

Speech audiometry for guiding hearing aid treatment (Prof. Inga Holube, Jade University, Oldenburg, DE)

14:20-15:00

Coffee & Cake

15:00-15:40

Questionnaires for guiding hearing aid treatment (Assoc. Prof. Jonas Brännström, Lund University, SE)

15:45-16:30

Panel discussion about added value, practical considerations, across-country perspective etc. (all participants)

16:30-17:00

Networking and departure

Speaker information

Tobias Neher

Tobias Neher is a professor in audiology at SDU where he teaches on the audiology study program and where he leads the Technical Audiology research group. He studied audio engineering and has worked with hearing science and audiology for more than 20 years, in both academia and industry. Currently, his research focuses on topics related to hearing aid processing and fitting, speech perception, psychoacoustics, electrophysiology, and real-world listening outcome.

Gert Ravn 

Gert Ravn has been active in technical audiology for more than 25 years. He studied electrical engineering and has worked at Delta and now FORCE Technology, where he is senior specialist for audiology and hearing aids. For many years, he has contributed to the development of formalized test methods for hearing aids. He holds several positions of confidence, including chairman of IEC TC 29 WG 13 ”Hearing aids” – a position, for which he received the IEC 1906 award in 2007.

Gert Ravn, FORCE Technology

Kevin Munro

Kevin Munro is Ewing Professor of Audiology, and honorary Consultant Clinical Scientist at Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, UK. Until recently, he was Director of the Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness (ManCAD), Deputy Director of the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre, and theme lead for Hearing Health. He is currently the national programme director for the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit funding scheme. He has experience in all areas of audiology.

Kevin Munro, Manchester University

Inga Holube 

Inga Holube is professor of audiology at Jade University of Applied Sciences, Oldenburg, Germany. She studied physics and has worked with audiology for more than 30 years. Her research interests are subjective and objective measures of speech intelligibility and listening effort, evaluation of hearing devices, and epidemiology of hearing impairment. She is co-editor-in-chief of the journal Audiological Acoustics and vice president of the German Audiological Society. In 2018, she received the science prize of the state of Lower Saxony for outstanding scientists at universities of applied sciences.

Inga Holube, Jade University Oldenburg

Jonas Brännström 

Jonas Brännström is an associate professor in audiology at Lund University, Sweden where he teaches on the audiology and speech pathology study programs. Before completing his PhD, he worked as a clinical audiologist. He has served as president of the Swedish Association of Audiologists and as vice president of the Nordic Audiological Society. His research interests include psychoacoustics, cognition, tinnitus, hearing rehabilitation, hearing aid outcomes, and tele-audiology.

Jonas Brännström, Lund University

Panel: Privacy & Audio (15:00)

Privacy considerations prevent a lot of data from being analysed and used, but new technologies are being developed which allows sensitive data to be analysed without compromising privacy. Based on concrete cases and needs from the industry, Jonas Lindstrøm from the Alexandra Institute will give an introduction to these technologies and their potentials.

Jonas has a PhD in mathematics and works as a researcher and consultant to spread the knowledge on privacy-preserving technologies and their applications.

After this short introduction, we will have a discussion with other industry experts. 

Jonas Lindstrøm,
Alexandra Institute

Sune Hannibal Holm, Sektion for Forbrug, Bioetik og Regulering, Copenhagen University

Torben Christiansen, Director of Technology, EPOS

Nick Dunkerley, Creative Director, Hindenburg

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Innovationskraft
When you participate in this event, your time will be used as co-financing for the project Innovationskraft, which is funded by Danmarks Erhvervsfremmebestyrelse and Uddannelses- og Forskningsstyrelsen at a standard rate. Read more about Innovationskraft 

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