Metrology for the
perception of
non-audible sound

In contrast to the generally accepted normal frequency range of hearing, non-audible sound outside of this range has gained only moderate attention, despite the proliferation of sources and growing number of complaints in recent years. The now widespread practice of screening the hearing ability of neonates and children has highlighted the lack of sufficient metrological underpinning and no recognized ear simulator is available on the market for infants. These two separate, but important questions have been addressed within the project “Metrology for a universal ear simulator and the perception of non-audible sound” (EARS) which is carried out within the framework of the European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP). Two international workshops will be held in early 2015 to disseminate results of the project work to stakeholders in industry and society, and drive further innovation and research within the European community.

The workshop will give the opportunity to share the final results of the project with all interested persons and to discuss together all related issues of the topics. For this purpose the workshop schedule contains several different element

  • Keynote speakers from scientific research and industry will highlight various aspects of each topic and will introduce into the history, background and the current state of the art.

  • In round-table discussions with distinguished experts and the auditory, current questions and new concepts will be discussed. This could initiate new ideas and future collaborations.

  • All participants will have the possibility to present a poster about their current work including a 5-minute talk within a poster session. (Please state upon registration.)


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Friday, 17 April 2015

(starting 9:00 am)

Keynote speaker

Hearing related neuroimaging signals and related anatomical features in musicians and other cohorts (Peter Schneider, Heidelberg)

Poster session

Contributed posters

Moderated panel discussion

Objective methods for assessment of non-audible sound: What can neuroimaging provide?

Closing & lunch