Volunteers' Day

Monday 27 Aug 18

Contact

Rikke Skovhøj Sørensen
Audiologist
DTU Electrical Engineering
+45 45 25 39 51

Contact

Jeremy Marozeau
Associate Professor
DTU Electrical Engineering
+45 45 25 47 90

Like previously, the Hearing Systems’ researchers invited all the people that have participated in their experiments this year. The event, which took place on August 24, gave the researchers the opportunity to thank the test persons and to tell them more about the experiments they took part in.

About fifty guests, volunteers, relatives and friends of test persons, participated in the event, which took place in the laboratories. Associate Professor Jeremy Marozeau and Audiologist Rikke Sørensen welcomed all and thanked them for their contribution to the research, which is very important for the work in this field.
All the volunteers had the chance to go for a tour to see a demonstration in the laboratories and get information about some of the projects where the researchers explained their scientific posters.
One of the volunteers, Anne Moustgaard, has been a volunteer for several tests during the past four years:
- It is very satisfying to be a part of the research here because there is a stigma of having a hearing loss and it’s not something people often admit or talk about, she said.
For Anne and most of the other volunteers, it means a lot to know what happens with the tests in which they participate. Volunteer Jesper Frøding agreed on this:
- Yes, even if some of the results are not as expected it’s always good to have a chance like this to see what the tests are being used for, Jesper said.
Using specific measurements of the brain, it is actually possible to decode Jesper’s attention in real time and Jesper is able to control the volume of two loudspeakers with his mind and these tests actually turned out quite successfull. Therefore, a day like this is an opportunity to talk to the researchers and audiologist, meet other volunteers, have some food and drinks and try out some demos in the laboratories. In many of the ongoing projects, the test persons are presented to different sounds to investigate the ability to distinguish sounds in background noise.

"It is very satisfying to be a part of the research here, because there is a stigma of having a hearing loss"
Anne Moustgaard

Everybody is welcome to join the volunteers.
Read more
here (in Danish)

Captions:

1. During the afternoon, the researchers showed some of the results of their projects. Here is Audiologist Lisbeth Birkelund Simonsen who explains about a joint project between Hearing Systems DTU and Interacoustics Research Unit (IRU). Photo Eva Helena Andersen

2. Anne Moustgaard (leftmost) and Jesper Frøding have been volunteers in several different tests. Here they have a chat with audiologist Rikke Sørensen (rightmost). Photo Eva Helena Andersen

3. Associate Professor Jeremy Marozeau welcomed the volunteers for their contribution to the hearing research at DTU. Photo Borys Kowalewski

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19 SEPTEMBER 2018