Excellence Centre for Hearing Research

The joint “Excellence Centre for Hearing Research” is an overarching, sustainable scientific umbrella structure to run the Hearing4all project across the three supporting universities, i.e., the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, the Hannover Medical School and the Leibniz Universität Hannover.

The purpose is to support and coordinate joint research between the universities that builds upon the complementary expertise in fundamental, applied and clinical research on hearing devices and auditory implants at the internationally highly recognized and well-connected cluster sites in Oldenburg and Hannover. The Excellence Centre for Hearing Research will help to achieve the long-term sustainability of the hearing research of the cluster and will achieve stronger linkage between the existing, intra-university organizations and diversified research groups, and the across-university structures focussed on hearing research.

The Excellence Centre for Hearing Research is directed by a managing board composed of six principal investigators of the cluster (3 from the University of Oldenburg, 2 from the Hannover Medical School, 1 from the Leibniz Universität Hannover) with one member being the acting director. A steering committee (extended Cluster Board) that includes the presidents of the three applicant universities and the chair of the scientific advisory board decides on basic issues.