Request for Proposals (RFP) 2024: Successful Communication: novel, real-life relevant outcome measures of HA benefit

The Hearing Industry Research Consortium (IRC) announces its 2024 request for Proposals (RfP) for research documenting successful communication and the real-life outcome measures that affect hearing aid benefit.

The funding pool for this RFP is 300,000 US Dollars, and the time period for execution of projects under this RFP is 2–3 years from 1st of January 2025. Proposals for projects of two years duration are preferred. It is expected that one or two project proposals will be funded.

Detailed descriptions of the application procedure, the guidelines for research under this scheme, and the proposed research area can be downloaded and also found on the IRC website. The deadline for submission is August 1, 2024.

Questions can be sent to any of the IRC members listed on the website or using the Contact Form on the website.

The Hearing Industry Research Consortium (IRC) is made up of the heads of research from the top hearing aid manufacturers in the world, which include GN Hearing, Oticon, Sonova, WS Audiology and Starkey Hearing Technologies. The IRC was created to have a non-competitive, mutually agreed upon research agenda benefiting the hearing aid industry, its customers and end users. For more information about the Hearing Industry Research Consortium, visit

Niels H. Pontoppidan, 2023–2024 Chair of the IRC

Published on: 02/21/2024