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Objective Hearing Screening Project wins Medical Valley Award 2020


Researchers aim to reduce the cost of common hearing test probes to facilitate nationwide hearing screenings for newborns even in developing countries. The early detection of hearing impairments will help to improve patients’ quality of life.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Hemmert, who holds the Professorship of Bio-inspired Information Processing at TUM and leads the health sector at MSRM, together with Andrej Voss (Munich School of BioEngineering), Nils Heitmann (Chair of Real-Time Computer Systems), and  Hans Peter Niedermeyer, head of the Comprehensive Ear & Hearing Center at the Klinikum rechts der Isar in Munich won one of the Medical Valley Awards 2020 with the project „Objective Hearing Screening“.

The Medical Valley Award is a pre-founding project of the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Regional Development, and Energy to support innovative academic research projects with start-up potential in the healthcare industry. The award-winning concept is granted pre-seed funding of up to € 250,000 as well as the active support from Medical Valley and experts to transfer projects to a spin-off stage within two years.

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TUM Munich School of BioEngineering

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