Project

Portable Hearing Diagnostics: Monitoring of Auditory-nerve Integrity after Noise Exposure (EarDiMon)

Duration
01 October 2018 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Diagnostics
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Otorhinolaryngology
    • Diagnostics
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Otorhinolaryngology
    • Speech, language and hearing sciences
    • Medicinal products
    • Diagnostics
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Engineering and technology
    • Mechanics
Keywords
Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Auditory EEG biomarkers Smartphone EEG
 
Project description

We investigate the effect of noise exposure on individual recovery/damage of auditory-nerve integrity as an early marker for noise-induced hearing loss. We develop a low-power, unobtrusive auditory EEG technology that quantifies and monitors auditory-nerve integrity to study this presently unknown
relationship. Our technology opens up new avenues for auditory EEG based hearing diagnostics, damage prevention and treatment follow up.