Speech communication challenges due to reverberation and hearing loss: Perceptual mechanisms and hearing-aid solutions

Axel Ahrens


Hearing-impaired listeners are known to struggle to understand speech particularly in rooms with reverberation. The aim of this project is to understand the perceptual mechanisms of speech communication in listeners with hearing loss, particularly in the presence of reverberation. Furthermore, the influence of hearing aids and algorithms will be investigated.


This project is mainly undertaken at the University of Southern Denmark in collaboration with DTU, Boston University and WS Audiology. It is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark

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Axel Ahrens
Assistant Professor
DTU Health Tech