On August 1st 2017, Tobias Neher will start as an Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark in one of the senior research positions financed by the BEAR project. He comes from the Medical Physics Section at Oldenburg University, Germany, where he held a position as research group leader. He has been responsible for several research projects related to individualizing, fitting and evaluating hearing aids, many of which were carried out in collaboration with the hearing aid industry. Prior to his engagement at Oldenburg University, he worked as a research engineer and project manager at the Eriksholm Research Centre, Denmark where he was involved in various audiological research projects. His undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral studies were in the fields of audio engineering, psychoacoustics and spatial audio.
“The opportunity to become part of a large network aimed at advancing the field of hearing rehabilitation with partners from academia, hospitals and the hearing aid industry made the position very attractive”, says Tobias Neher. “In this position, I expect to bring in my expertise in hearing aids and my experience with conducting translational research in this field.”
Tobias Neher will be affiliated with the BEAR project in general, and from the start will contribute amongst other things to the work areas of new profiling and fitting strategies as well as validation of new strategies.