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Double anniversary: Hörzentrum Oldenburg and HörTech celebrate together!

On Thursday, the two companies Hörzentrum Oldenburg and HörTech celebrated their 25th and 20th anniversaries together with almost 200 test persons in a cheerful atmosphere.

A garden party with music and feasting awaited the visitors in the hearing garden at the House of Hearing in Oldenburg. The two musicians Annemarie & William von Rapalje played many well-known Irish melodies and opened the ears of the listeners.

The participants also had open ears for research in other ways, because the celebration was realised as a thank you for the many people who make research at the Haus des Hörens possible in the first place. "Testing hearing systems in the laboratory or in everyday life, interviews and measurements with many different people are indispensable for our work," Sebastian Quirandt, Managing Director of both companies, sums up the relevance of the subjects' activities. "It is therefore important to us to say thank you to the people who regularly give up time for our research work. We are pleased that we were able to celebrate this anniversary party even under pandemic conditions."

All in all, the two companies can look back on an exciting success story, in which numerous studies and research projects have been realised and global excellence has been achieved.

Hörzentrum Oldenburg was founded in 1996 to bridge the gap between basic university research and clinical practice. Since then, Hörzentrum Oldenburg gGmbH has been improving hearing diagnostics and rehabilitation for hearing-impaired people through application-oriented audiological research, sales-independent hearing aid consultations and specialised audiological diagnostic consultations, which will be offered again from spring onwards, and is thus an important pillar in Oldenburg's hearing research.

HörTech gGmbH, which was founded in 2001, has successfully built a bridge between scientific findings and applications in business. As competent partner in the field of research and development, the centre has specialised in the area of hearing aid system technology and technology transfer and develops diagnostic procedures for use by hearing care professionals and ENT doctors.

Editorial notice:

Hörzentrum Oldenburg gGmbH is a leading company in the field of application-oriented audiological research and hearing system evaluation in Germany. The goal of the hearing centre is to improve hearing diagnostics and rehabilitation for hearing-impaired people. As an internationally renowned high-tech service provider, the interdisciplinary team of the Hearing Centre Oldenburg evaluates and optimises new hearing systems and audio technology. Another focus of activity is research into psychoacoustic effects on behalf of industry and public institutions. Furthermore, the hearing centre is a competent contact for hearing-impaired people and offers sales-independent hearing aid consultations. The Hörzentrum Oldenburg operates the "House of Hearing", which houses the most important institutions of hearing research in Oldenburg, including HörTech gGmbH and the Fraunhofer project group "Hearing, Speech and Audio Technologies". For more information, visit www.hoerzentrum-oldenburg.de.

HörTech gGmbH was founded in 2001 as a competence centre for hearing aid system technology by the Hörzentrum Oldenburg and the University of Oldenburg. The aim of the non-profit organisation is to promote science and research and to gain new methods and knowledge in the field of hearing. The institute, which originally emerged from a nationwide competition organised by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, enjoys international recognition and conducts highly regarded basic research to improve hearing aid technology. The staff at HörTech are looking for new ways to better adapt hearing aids to the individual needs of their wearers, as well as methods to facilitate the rehabilitation of hearing-impaired people. For the scientific work, the latest findings in audiology and digital signal processing are brought together. In doing so, HörTech draws on a nationwide competence network. The headquarters of HörTech gGmbH is the "House of Hearing" in Oldenburg. Further information is available at www.hoertech.de.

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Hörzentrum Oldenburg GmbH & HörTech gGmbH
Dr. Corinna Pelz
Tel: (0441) 21 72 - 214
E - Mail: c.pelz@hoertech.de

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