VIBHear - Innovation Network for Integrated, Binaural Hearing System Technology
Opening up better educational and professional opportunities for people with hearing disorders and ensuring their participation in society: This is the goal of the new "Innovation Network for Integrated, Binaural Hearing System Technology" (VIBHear), which is coordinated by the University of Oldenburg and has now officially started. The three-year collaborative project, which is supported by the state with funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), also involves the HörTech Competence Center, the Oldenburg Hearing Center, Hannover Medical School and Jade University of Applied Sciences. Together, the researchers want to translate their newly gained knowledge into technological solutions as quickly as possible. The funding amount is 1.2 million euros.
The joint project consists of five subprojects, each led by a joint partner. One of the goals: to create the technological prerequisites for bringing together the previously separate technologies of hearing aids and cochlear implants, regardless of the manufacturer. In addition, the researchers are striving for objective standards that doctors can use to decide which hearing aid technology to prescribe for a patient.
European Regional Development Fund
- Carl-von-Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Medical Physics
- HörTech gGmbH
- Hörzentrum Oldenburg GmbH
- Jade Hochschule
- Hanover Medical School
February 2017 until January 2020