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Research seminar by Waldo Nogueira: The Hearing Device of the Future

Research seminar by Waldo Nogueira: The Hearing Device of the Future

Monday March 4th, 15:30h. Room 55.309 (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)



The Hearing Device of the Future by Waldo Nogueira (Auditory Prosthetic Group of the German Hearing Center within the Medical University Hannover)



Hearing is the ability to perceive sounds by detecting vibrations and is one of the most important senses, as humans rely on speech to communicate in daily life. Recent advances in engineering, computing and neuroscience are contributing to novel approaches to recover the hearing sense based on devices such as hearing aids, cochlear implants and central auditory prostheses including the auditory nerve implant and the auditory midbrain implant. These new approaches are based on stimulating the hearing system at different stages, from the periphery to the central auditory system, recovering binaural hearing with cochlear implants and the use of closed-loop systems that record cortical activity and use it to actively control the signal processing of the hearing device.

During the seminar I will present novel contributions in the field of signal processing, sound coding and electrophysiology within the common topic of designing the hearing device of the future.


Waldo Nogueira received his Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. degree from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and the Leibniz University of Hannover in 2003 and 2008, respectively. In 2008 he joined the R&D labs of Advanced Bionics in Belgium and Germany. In 2011 he was a Post-Doc at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. Since 2013 he is Junior Professor at the Hannover Medical School within the Cluster of Excellence Hearing4all.