RFP 2013 Perception of dynamic spatial listening scenarios

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”. The $300,000 grant pool is open to research labs around the world. Further details are available on the IRC web site at www.hearingirc.com and in attached document.

The IRC board is comprised of the heads of research from the top hearing aid manufacturers in the world including GN’s Andrew Dittberner; Oticon’s Graham Naylor; Phonak’s Stefan Launer; Siemens’ Joel Beilin; Starkey Hearing Technologies’ Brent Edwards; and Widex’ Lars Sunesen.

The deadline for proposals is September 1, 2013, and decisions will be announced by December 31, 2013.

I am chairman of IRC for 2013, and enquiries may be directed to me or any of the others named above.

Please feel free to further distribute this email to researcher you think might are interested in this field.

Best regards
Stefan Launer

VP Science and Technology
Phonak AG

Published on: 06/10/2013