Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
The cooperation with the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg started in 2008 includes close collaboration with the research group in the Department of Medical Physics under Prof. Dr. Dr. Birger Kollmeier and the Department of Signal Processing under Prof. Dr. Simon Doclo. At the University of Oldenburg, research is conducted into the fundamental principles of hearing and speech as well as the processes for auditory signal processing in the human brain with the focus on psychoacoustics, neurosensorics and clinical hearing diagnosis.
Cluster of Excellence Hearing4all
The research cluster »Hearing4all« of the University of Oldenburg, Hannover Medical School and the Leibniz University of Hannover led by Prof. Dr. Dr. Kollmeier has been awarded funding from the German Universities Excellence Initiative for a period of five years. The main areas of research are improvement of individualised hearing diagnosis, treatment with personal hearing aids and fundamental research in the field of assistive audio technologies. Other partners in the cluster of excellence are the German Hearing Centre Hannover, Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Delmenhorst, HörTech gGmbH, Hörzentrum Oldenburg GmbH, the Jade University of Applied Sciences and Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V..
Jade University of Applied Sciences Wilhelmshaven/Oldenburg/Elsfleth
The cooperation that has existed since 2009 with the Institute of Hearing Technology and Audiology and the Institute of Technical Assistance Systems founded in 2011 at the Jade University of Applied Sciences includes the integration of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Bitzer (audio signal processing) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Wallhoff (assistive technologies) into the Fraunhofer Division. At the start of 2013, the cooperation was extended by the »Transfer Centre for User-Oriented Assistance Systems«.