Hearing Industry Research Consortium

The purpose of the Hearing Industry Research Consortium is to develop and direct a non-competitive, mutually agreed upon research agenda that benefits the hearing aid industry, its customers, and end-users.

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Latest News

  • Announcing the 2014 RFP: Neurodegeneration (05/29/2014) - During the last five years, our understanding of the pathophysiology of hearing loss has been substantially enhanced, and challenged, by the discovery of auditory neuronal damage, which does not always manifest in the audiogram.
  • Announcing the 2013 Grant Recipients (12/03/2013) - The Hearing Industry Research Consortium (IRC) is excited to announce its most recent grant proposal recipients. The team of Theo Goverts, Ph.D., and Steve Colburn, Ph.D., along with Virginia Best, Ph.D., were selected to receive $150,000 each for research which will advance the understanding of the perception of dynamic spatial listening scenarios.
  • RFP 2013 Perception of dynamic spatial listening scenarios (06/10/2013) - Dear colleagues, The hearing aid industry’s largest manufacturers have collaborated to create the Hearing Industry Research Consortium (IRC) to develop and direct a non-competitive, mutually agreed upon research agenda benefitting the hearing aid industry, its customers, and end users. The IRC is requesting proposals for a research project on “Perception of dynamic spatial listening scenarios”.
  • Announcing the First IRC Grant Recipients (05/17/2013) - The Hearing Industry Research Consortium (IRC) is excited to announce the results of its first public Request For grant Proposals (RFP). Piers Dawes, Ph.D, Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, and Andrea Pittman, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Arizona State University, were selected to each receive $150,000 for their research proposals that are aimed to...
  • Worldwide Hearing Industry Research Consortium Announced (09/04/2012) - $300,000 Grant to be Awarded to Winning Proposal on Interaction of Cognition and Hearing Aids The hearing industry’s largest manufacturers have collaborated to create the Hearing Industry Research Consortium (IRC) to develop and direct a non-competitive, mutually agreed upon research agenda benefitting the hearing aid industry, its customers and end users. As its first act,...
  • Industry Research Consortium has a new website (07/11/2012) - The hearing industry research consortium has a new website to support industry-wide research initiatives.

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Current Request for Proposals

Get started here to get your proposal sent in. Follow the three steps below and your proposal will be processed as soon as possible.

  1. Read the Request for Proposal Document

    First, it is important that you download and read the RFP document prior to filling out your application form.

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  2. Complete the Grant Application Form

    After reading the RFP document, please download and fill out the Grant Application Form.

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  3. Submit Your Completed Grant Application Form

    Once you've read the RFP doc and completed the Grant Application form, upload your form via the RFP Submission Form.

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Previous Awards

Have a look at some of the previous awards granted.

The IRC Grant program started in 2012 and is quickly gaining momentum. Get on board by making your proposal this year.

2013

Topic
Perception of Dynamic Spatial Listening Scenarios
Recipients
  • H. Steven Colburn & Theodoor Goverts
  • Gitte Keidser & Virginia Best
Announcement
Announcing the 2013 IRC Grant Recipients

2012

Topic
Cognition
Recipients
  • Piers Dawes, Ph.D
  • Andrea Pittman, Ph.D
Announcement
Announcing the First IRC Grant Recipients