The cluster offers a broad spectrum from basic research to the finished product. In this area we are happy to provide you with insights.
The series “Discover H4A” provides insights into the exciting world of the Hearing4all Cluster of Excellence. Scientists are regularly interviewed and report on their favourite projects, the path that led them personally into hearing research and what motivates them most in research.
Dr. Jennifer Harre –
Scientist in Research Thread III
Dr. Jennifer Harre is a biologist in the Cluster of Excellence Hearing4all and works on the development of biological therapies. Specifically, this involves forward-looking ideas for the protection of nerve cells in order to preserve residual hearing as much as possible during surgery with cochlear implants.
Dr. Mareike Buhl –
Scientist in Research Thread II & III
In the H4A cluster, Dr Mareike Buhl is contributing to the further development of hearing research into a discipline of precision medicine. With the help of the so-called “CAFPAs” developed by her, the test battery in the field of audiology is to be optimised.
Dr. Sarah Blum –
Scientist in Research Thread IV
Dr Sarah Blum works on cognitive aspects of hearing and originally wanted to work in dementia research. She is developing new approaches for truly ‘smart hearing aids’ of the future, because the devices should recognise what you really want to hear.
Prof. Dr. Bernd Meyer –
Scientist in Research Thread II
In this first interview you will get to know Prof. Dr. Bernd Meyer, who deals with automatic speech recognition and has developed an automated version of an internationally recognised speech test, which is now available for smart devices like Alexa.