63rd International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians: Knowing how to do it!
Digitisation was the focus of the 63rd International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians, held in Hannover from 17 to 19 October 2018. More than 8,000 delegates from 83 countries took part. On 15,000 square metres of floor space, 142 exhibitors presented their innovations.
For hearing aid acousticians and manufacturers of hearing systems, digitisation is nothing new. What is new, in fact, is that thanks to growing acceptance of technological advances and suitable fitting provided by hearing aid acousticians, customers may enjoy a multitude of new possibilities. This means more quality of life for the individual’s everyday life. The Congress was also a place to find out how this new age can be made accessible to customers. Among the special features of the Congress were topics such as artificial intelligence in hearing systems, innovative designs, and translation functions.
Technological development is advancing at rapid speed. In order for hearing aid acousticians to know what is possible and will be possible in the future, the European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA) offered a programme comprising twenty lectures, seven tutorials, and a roundtable talk. Over the course of three days, 32 lecturers from Germany and abroad discussed their research topics, innovations and their practical implementation.
Those who did not manage to attend the Congress, or wish to recap in peace and quiet what they heard, will be able to watch all the presentations online at www.euha.tv – this is also an achievement of digitisation!
The video recordings (videos) of the lectures presented at the 63nd International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians held in Hannover between 17 and 19 Oct 2018 are now online (original-language versions).
2018 EUHA Congress – Opening ceremony
Martin Blecker (EUHA President) and Dr. Stefan Zimmer (Chairman of the Board of the German Hearing Aid Industry Association)
Award of the EUHA’s Golden Badge of Honour
Awarding of the Golden Badge of Honor of the EUHA
Martin Blecker, President of the European Union for Hearing Aids e.V.
Laudatory speech: Jürgen Matthies
The EUHA Sponsorship Award was presented on Wednesday, 17 October 2018. This year’s recipients are:
1st prize: Leif Johannsen
Examination of microphone directivity of hearing aids in situations with multiple speech signals
2nd prize: Sebastian Griepentrog
Comparison of the individual benefit of a wireless remote microphone system in the laboratory with the situation in a classroom
3rd prize: Nikolai Kienitz
Evaluation of noise reduction systems by signal separation in the frequency domain
The Research Award of the Research Association of German Hearing Aid Acousticians (FDHA)
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kießling, Gießen
Laudatory speech: Prof. Dr. Karin Schorn
“Remaining confident under pressure” (Teil 1)
Part of General meeting of the European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians
“Remaining confident under pressure” (Teil 2)