Research Areas Hearing Technology and Acoustics


The research areas of the "Chair for Hearing Technology and Acoustics" deal with topics of acoustics in respect to human perception.

The goal of the "Chair for Hearing Technology and Acoustics" is to expand interdisciplinary research in the field of perception and processing of sound in complex acoustic environments for different listeners. These range from children to the elderly with and without auditory hearing and processing disorders. This research is directly related to social and cognitive aspects and communication and is therefore an important part of our daily lives.

In addition, the professorship focuses on the generation, propagation and mitigation of sound. In this context, measurement techniques and simulation technologies are developed to explore the physics of complex acoustic scenarios, but also for computer-aided generation of acoustic scenarios using acoustic virtual reality. Acoustic phenomena and processes are of interest when applied to machines and technical processes.

Auditory Scene Analsysis
Hearing, localizing and attention in complex acoustic environments.

Binaural Technology
Binaural hearing, the individualization of HRTFs and individual HRTFs, artificial heads for children, artificial head technology, binaural reception and reproduction processes

Noise Research
Analysis of noise and noise effects on humans

Sound Quality, Sound Design, (binaural) perception and rating of physical-acoustic stimuli perception and if applicable in complex environments; Noise analysis and perception: (binaural) loudness, sharpness, roughness and tonality.

Spatial Perception in Imaging Methode
fMRT and MEG studies in cooperation with JARA Brain and the Forschungszentrum Jülich

Technical Systems for ENT and Audiology
Development of ear simulators/acoustic couplers and procedures for hearing aid technology