DTU and three hearing aid companies start new research center

Friday 31 Jan 14
by Nadia Jane Larsen

DTU and three hearing aid companies start new research center.

DTU, Oticon, Widex and GN Resound open a new research center on the 1st January 2014. The newly named CAMM center – Center for Acoustic-Mechanical Micro systems will focus on the interaction between acoustics and mechanics. The center will be placed on the DTU campus, where scientists from both DTU Mechanical Engineering and DTU Electrical Engineering will work under the leadership of Professor Jakob Søndergaard Jensen.

The aim of the center is to strengthen the technical fundaments of the Danish hearing aid industry. Through research and in the development of so called acoustic, mechanical microsystems, this research area is also the main reason why the Danish hearing aid industry will continue both now and in the future, to create hearing aids and other small audio systems which rank among the best in the world.  By continuing to educate highly qualified engineers who possess the excellent professional skills within acoustics and mechanics, the CAMM center will be assured success.  

The Center leader, Jakob Søndergaard Jensen states:

“With the center we have a unique opportunity to create an exceptional research environment. We will be the first center in the world dedicated solely to this area. With top class international research and the educating of Master Students and PhD researchers, we will be capable of strengthening Danish industries leading position when it comes to products where the interaction between mechanics and acoustics play a leading role, and of course with hearing aids included.      

The center expects to build up a group of 10 – 15 researchers which will include post docs and PhD researchers. The center will also offer a number of courses at Bachelor, Master and PhD level. The center is financed over a fire year period with approximately DKK 25 million.   

DTU’s Rector Anders Bjarklev says:
It is very positive that these three big hearing aid companies are collaborating and supporting such an exciting new research area here at DTU. We have great expectations for the center and also hope that this model in cooperation will be an inspiration within other areas.   

Official opening: Friday 31st January 2014. Building: 341, aud. 22. Time: 15.00 pm – 17.00 pm

Representatives from Oticon, Widex and GN Resound together with the center leader, Jakob Søndergaard Jensen will participate and be available to journalists for interviews etc.

Entry via email: njl@elektro.dtu.dk

Further information

Professor Jakob Søndergaard Jensen, jsj@mek.dtu.dk
DTU Elektro – Institute Director Kristian Stubkjær, krs@elektro.dtu.dk
Mekanik – Institute Director Henrik Carlsen, hc@mek.dtu.dk
Oticon – Karsten Bo Rasmussen, Innovation & Strategic Relations Management, kbr@oticon.dk
Widex – Executive Vice President Søren Westermann, sw@widex.com og Lars Oddershede Sunesen, SVP R&D, los@widex.com
GN Resound – Andreas Schousboe, aschousboe@gnresound.com





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