Announcing the 2016 Grant Recipients
By the deadline of August 2016 IRC had received a large number of outstanding grant proposals from leading universities around the world in response to this year’s request for proposals on auditory ecology and its contribution to quality of life, with emphasis on the individual.
IRC is very pleased to announce that the 2016 grant recipient is the team lead by Principal Investigator Dr Inga Holube, Institute of Hearing Technology and Audiology, Jade University of Applied Sciences in Oldenburg in cooperation with Dr. Markus Meis from Hörzentrum Oldenburg, Germany.
The project explores the individual hearing aid benefit in real life by developing tools that momentarily assess the health-related quality of life in individual every-day listening situations. The concept uniquely combines the analysis of the acoustical conditions, self-assessments and external observations that allow characterizing psychologically and sociologically the behavior of hearing-impaired persons in self-selected environments.
“Once again we are very pleased to have received so many excellent proposals from universities all around the world. We know it takes a big effort to prepare such applications, and we want to express our sincere appreciation s to all applicants for their contribution,” said Stefan Launer, 2016-2017 Chair of the IRC.