Open PhD position in hearing aid research (Volker Hohmann )

Subject: Open PhD position in hearing aid research
From:    Volker Hohmann  <volker.hohmann@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:31:22 +0200

Dear list, I'm happy to announce the opening of a PhD position in my group, please pass on to people ho might be interested in applying. Thank you and best regards, Volker ************ PhD position at Universität Oldenburg, Medical Physics Section, Auditory Signal Processing Group & Cluster of Excellence “Hearing4all”, Germany The Auditory Signal Processing Group at Universität Oldenburg, Germany, seeks a motivated PhD student (50% of full time TV-L 13 position, 3 years) in the field of development and evaluation of novel space-aware hearing-aid algorithms Current hearing aids are technologically advanced and support acoustic communication in adverse conditions characterized by noise and reverberation. However, they do not allow a full rehabilitation of hearing impairment. Hearing-impaired listeners still experience great difficulty with listening in noise, especially in complex listening conditions. This project will therefore investigate “space-aware” audio signal processing approaches to improving hearing loss rehabilitation. In particular, auditory model-based algorithms to analyze the spatial distribution of sound sources are combined with body sensors to detect the relative position and movements of the listener in order to control and steer spatial multichannel noise reduction schemes. Algorithms will be evaluated in virtual acoustic environments simulating daily-life complex and dynamic listening conditions. The PhD student also contributes to developing novel evaluation procedures in virtual complex environments that aim at detecting individual listening strategies and their improvement by “space-aware” audio signal processing. The project is a collaboration between the Auditory Signal Processing Group (Prof. Dr. V. Hohmann, Dr. G. Grimm), other researchers from the Medical Physics section (Dr. T. Neher, Dr. S. Ernst) and the Signal Processing Section (Prof. Dr. S. Doclo). For information about the group see Hearing research is the figurehead of the University of Oldenburg. In June 2012 “Hearing4all” (Oldenburg/Hannover, see became a “cluster of excellence” and will receive funding of up to 34M € until 2017. Principal researchers include Professors B. Kollmeier (chair), V. Hohmann, S. van de Par, S. Doclo, C. Thiel, C. Köppl, G. Klump, C. Herrmann, and S. Debener. A close collaboration exists with hearing research groups in Hannover (T. Lenarz (deputy chair), A. Kral, A. Büchner et al.). The Medical Physics Section (heads: Prof. Dr. Dr. B. Kollmeier, Prof. Dr. V. Hohmann)is part of the cluster and offers an international scientific environment as well as access to world-class research facilities. Applicants for the position hold an academic university degree (master or equivalent) in physics, engineering, hearing technology & audiology or a related discipline. Furthermore, a solid background in at least two of the following fields is required: Audiology, hearing aid technology, signal processing and acoustics. A strong interest in interdisciplinary application-oriented work, programming experience with Matlab, good spoken and written English language skills, and at least some basic German language skills (after an initial period of 6 months) are expected. Conversation language in the project is English. The university offers German classes for international students and staff. A contribution to teaching activities in the study courses Physics and/or Engineering Physics is expected, teaching can be done in English. Applications including a CV, a motivation letter, copies of the most important certificates and the name and contact details of at least one person who is willing to give a reference should be sent until October 31st 2014 to volker.hohmann@xxxxxxxx with a cc to karin.klink@xxxxxxxx or to Prof. Dr. Volker Hohmann Medizinische Physik and Cluster of Excellence Hearing4all Universität Oldenburg D - 26111 Oldenburg Tel. (+49) 441 798 5468 For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Volker Hohmann. The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increasing the percentage of women in science. Therefore, equally qualified female candidates will be given preference. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered in case of equal qualification. ************ -- --------------------------------------------------------- Prof. Dr. Volker Hohmann Medizinische Physik and Cluster of Excellence Hearing4all Universität Oldenburg D-26111 Oldenburg Germany Tel. +49 441 798 5468 FAX +49 441 798 3902 Email volker.hohmann@xxxxxxxx Public Key and Key Fingerprint C75A 8A8D 9408 28EE FCFD 20CA 1D9F 23CC BAD2 B967 ---------------------------------------------------------

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