Winter School on Signal Processing for Hearing Assistive Devices

The Centre for Acoustic Signal Processing Research (CASPR) at Aalborg University, Denmark, is pleased to announce an upcoming Winter School on Signal Processing for Hearing Assistive Devices.

Hearing assistive devices are ubiquitous. They include, for example, devices such as headsets for speech communication in noisy environments (air plane crews, emergency/rescue teams, combat soldiers, police forces, etc.), and hearing care systems, e.g. hearing aids and cochlear implants.

This winter school consists of lectures and exercises, to emphasize the key points of the lectures. The school has four parts:

Part 1: The first part lays the foundation for the rest, covering fundamental topics such as auditory perception (normal and impaired hearing) and a discussion of the basic principles of hearing assistive devices.

Part 2: The second part provides an overview of basic signal processing problems encountered in hearing assistive devices, and an in-depth treatment of state-of-the- art solutions. These include methods for beamforming and noise reduction, dereverberation, feedback cancellation, hearing loss compensation, etc. Furthermore, an overview is given of methodologies for evaluating hearing assistive devices with a particular focus on methods for intelligibility assessment and estimation.

Part 3: The third part of the school focuses on cochlear implants and diagnostic methods, e.g., methods for screening of hearing in newborns.

Part 4: Finally, the fourth part of the school presents emerging technologies for hearing assistive devices, including machine learning techniques for speech denoising, and signal processing techniques using the emerging wireless infrastructure.

The course schedule (which is subject to change) is available here: 

Registration fee for the Winter School:

PhD students: 1500,- DKK

Industry participants: 8000,- DKK


To register for the Winter School please use the following link: 

Important: The link to payment can be found under the section Course Fee in the above link.


The Winterschool is geared towards graduate/master/PhD level students and professionals with basic knowledge of statistical signal processing, stochastic processes, and linear algebra.


Keynote lecturers at the winter school (chronological order in accordance with program):

Prof. Steven van de Par, University of Oldenburg (invited talk – university) Dr. Meng Guo, Oticon (invited talk – industry ) Assoc. Professor Emanuël Habets, Int. Audio Labs Erlangen (invited talk – university) Prof. Mike Brookes, Imperial College London (invited talk – university) Dr. Søren Riis, Oticon Medical (invited talk – industry) Dr. James Harte, Interacoustics (invited talk – industry ) Prof. Thomas Lunner, Linköping University (invited talk – university, industry)

Local lecturers:

Prof. Jesper Jensen, Aalborg University

Postdoc Adel Zahedi, Aalborg University

PhD Researcher Asger H. Andersen, Aalborg University PhD Researcher Morten Kolbæk, Aalborg University PhD Researcher Motjaba Farmani, Aalborg University

For more information please contact the local organizers: Prof. Jesper Jensen, Aalborg University: Prof. (MSO) Jan Østergaard, Aalborg University:, Prof. Zheng-Hua Tan, Aalborg University: 


Fakta om arrangementet

6. november 2017 - 10. november 2017

Aalborg University

PhD students: 1500,- DKK - Industry participants: 8000,- DKK

Kontakt navn:
Jesper Jensen

Kontakt e-mail:



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