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 14:00 Parallel session 2A: Auditory Profile for Europe

moderator: Prof.Dr. Wouter Dreschler

The Composition of the Auditory Profile

Prof. Dr. Mark Lutman, ISVR, UK

Implementation of the Auditory Profile on OMA

Dr. Daniel Berg, HörTech, DE

Classification of Hearing Impairments using the Auditory Profile and its Relevance for Technical Rehabilitation

Prof.Dr. Wouter Dreschler, AMC, NL



14:00 Parallel session 2B: HearingAid Developments

moderator: Prof.Dr. Jan Wouters

 Signal Processing for Hearing Aids

Prof.Dr. Arne Leijon, KTH, SE

Perceptual Evaluation of Signal EnhancementStrategies

Dr. Koen Eneman, KUL, BE

Listening Effort Scaling and Preference Ratingfor Hearing Aid Evaluation

Dr. Michael Schulte, HZO, DE



15:30 Coffee and Tea

16:00 Panel Discussion

HearCom Product Overview Moderator Reports with Discussion

16:45 Closing and Drinks

 Hearing Screening and new Technologies

Hearing problems are an important problem for the modern society which is becoming more and more communication-oriented. As the focus of such problems lies on sound and speech, many people experience severe limitations in their ac¬tivities. The EU-funded project HearCom addressed this issue by developing new technologies and methods to detect, diagnose, rehabilitate and compensate for, hearing problems.
This workshop gives the opportunity to learn about the new developments on hearing screening, hearing diagnostics and hearing assistive techno¬logies. Participation is free of charge.

Program 28 January 2009

9:30 Registration and Coffee

10:00 Welcome and Introduction

Prof.Dr. Tammo Houtgast, scientific coordinator HearCom,VUmc, NL

Living with Hearing Loss: How Technology can help

Katherine Phipps, The Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID), UK

Hearing Screening in Europe

Prof.Dr. Bruno Frachet, Association Presbyacusie, FR

FP7 Research and Policies for Accessible and Assistive ICT

Dr. Rolf Riemenschneider, DG Information Society and Media, EU

Hearing Industry Perspectives for EU fundedHearing Research

Dr. Nikolai Bisgaard, GN Resound, DK

 11:10 Coffee and Tea

11:30 Parallel session 1A: Hearing Screening in Europe

moderator: Prof. Dr. Dr. Birger Kollmeier

Development and Implementation of the DutchHearing Screening tests

Dr. Cas Smits, VUmc, NL

Hearing Screening tests by Telephone and Internet: HearCom Implementations in several Countries

Dr. Michael Buschermöhle, HörTech, DE

Multilingual Speech tests in several European Countries: Validation and cross-language Comparison

Dr. Kirsten Wagener, HZO, DE



11:30 Parallel session 1B: Wireless Services for Hearing Aids

moderator: Dr. Marcel Vlaming

Wireless Communication for Hearing Devices and Integration into Wireless Body Area Networking (WBAN)

Johan Van Ginderdeuren, NXPSemiconductors, BE

Optimal Codec for Wireless CommunicationLinks

Prof. Dr. Bastiaan Kleijn, KTH, SE

Wireless Public Announcement system forHearing Devices

Javier Sainz, Moviquity, ES



13:00 Lunch and Demonstrations


Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the European Union

 Rue Montoyer 47 1000 Brussels Phone: +32 (2 ) 739-1775 Public transport: Metro 2, stop Trône/Troon


Participation is free of charge. Your registration is expected before 14 January 2009 by sending an email to
Executive Project Manager
Dr. Marcel Vlaming VU University Medical Center PO-Box 7057 1007 MB Amsterdam The Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 4440900 Fax: +31 20 4440983



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