The objective of the course is to learn about the usage of EEG as a tool to assess changes in listening effort by comparing different spatial noise processing algorithms.
Course created on October 17, 2018
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the role of EEG alpha activity as an indicator of listening effort.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the association between objectively measured brain activity and subjectively measured listening and memory effort scales.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the effect of modern hearing aid technology with respect to listening effort in complex listening situations.
Dr. Winneke has a MSc in Biological Psychology from Maastricht University (2004) and obtained his PhD in 2009 from Concordia University, Montreal, in Experimental Psychology. His research deals with neurophysiological measurement of cognition and perception with a particular focus on aging and factors that modulate developmental trajectories. He is currently employed as senior researcher at the Branch Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology of the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology in Oldenburg working on applied research projects in the area of Neuroergonomics with a specific interest in the topic of listening effort.
Since 2004, Michael Schulte has been with Hörzentrum Oldenburg GmbH, Germany, where he has been responsible for audiological studies in publically funded projects as well as in cooperation with the industry. In 2002, he received his Ph.D. from the Biomagnetism Centre at the Institute of Experimental Audiology, University of Münster, Germany. From 2002 to 2003, he worked as a postdoc at the F.C. Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Nijmegen, Netherlands. Michael Schulte's research interest is on the evaluation of hearing systems with a special focus on listening effort.
Dr. Matthias Vormann received his diploma in physics in 1995 and his PhD in 2011 from the University of Oldenburg. Since 2005 he has been with Hörzentrum Oldenburg GmbH, Germany, where he works mainly in industrial research projects for hearing aid manufacturers. His interest is about new methods for measuring the subjective and objective benefit of hearing aids.
Dr. Matthias Latzel, born in Wesel in 1965. He is Clinical Research Manager for Phonak AG in Stäfa, Switzerland since May 2012. He studied electrical engineering at Ruhr University in Bochum as well at Vienna Technical University, graduating in the field of high-frequency technology in 1994 (degree: Diplom). 1994 to 1997, research assistant at Viennatone's Research and Development department in Vienna. 1997 to 2000, scientific assistant in the Department of Audiology for the ENT Clinic at Gießen University. 2001, doctorate ("Communication problems encountered by hearing aid users in telephone communication – approaches to objectifying and solving them"). 2000 to 2002, head of Audiology at Interton Hörgeräte GmbH. 2002 to 2004 scientific assistant in the Department of Audiology of the ENT Hospital at Gießen University working for the “HörTech Centre of Excellence”. 2004 to 2011 head of basic audiological concept group of Siemens Audiologische Technik in Erlangen. Prior to working at Phonak headquarters he was the head of the audiology department for Phonak Germany in Stuttgart-Fellbach from 2011 to 2012. Additionally he is lecturer at the WIFI in Innsbruck since 2005.
Michael Schulte: Financial: Michael Schulte’s research in this study was funded by Phonak.Non-financial: Michael Schulte has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Matthias Vormann: Financial: Matthias Vormann’s research in this study was funded by Phonak. Non-financial: Matthias Vormann has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Matthias Latzel: Financial: Matthias Latzel is employed by Phonak AG. His research in this study was funded by Phonak. Non-financial: Matthias Latzel has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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