Denk, Florian (2020) Characterizing and conserving the transmission properties of the external ear with hearing devices. Monografie. BIS-Verlag, Oldenburg, ISBN 9783814223872.


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„All good things come in threes“ holds for most dissertations: Three peer-reviewed publications within three years covering either one of three approaches (i.e. theory, experiments or applications) make up a good dissertation. However, Florian Denk somehow overstretched this rule: The three main chapters of his dissertation contain EACH three peer-reviewed papers covering ALL three approaches and it was even finished within LESS than three years! Apparently, from the three times 25 PhD candidates that I was privileged to supervise so far (including Florian as the 75th candidate), he clearly sticks out: Starting with a rather application-oriented task (i. e., to construct hearing devices that provide acoustic transparency to the user, or “ hearing aids without side effects” as Florian commonly explains it in short), he did not only apply for a patent for future use but decided to dig much deeper into experiments and even hearing theory. As a result, Florian established a freely available database of individual head-related impulse responses with a high spatial resolution not only for the “naked” ear, but also for all different kinds of ear-level hearing devices and form factors. Based on this, he could characterise both experimentally and with model predictions the localisation ability of good localisation-performance subjects and poor performers as well as an exact account of how much localisation ability the user of a certain hearing device will loose—there is nothing as practical as a good theory! Please read yourself!

Item Type: Monograph (Art der Monografie: Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: hearing devices, localisation ability, acoustic transparency
Subjects: Science and mathematics > Physics
Science and mathematics > Life sciences, biology
Technology, medicine, applied sciences > Medicine and health
Divisions: Faculty of Mathematics and Science > Institute of Physics (IfP)
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2022 12:23
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2022 12:23
URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:715-oops-52675

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