Experts present results – decision on Cluster of Excellence application to be made on 15th June
Oldenburg/Hannover, 23rd May 2012. For the first time, the two leading scientific representatives of Auditory Valley, the only research cluster of its kind in the world, Prof. Dr. Dr. Birger Kollmeier (University of Oldenburg) and Prof. Prof. h.c. Dr. Thomas Lenarz (Hannover Medical School) today presented the results of their joint "Lower Saxony Audiology Initiative" launched in 2006. The Minister of Science and Culture for Lower Saxony, Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, accepted the final report at an afternoon session in Hanover. The Minister praised the pioneering efforts of the members of the Lower Saxony research network: "You combine the latest findings from medical hearing aid expertise with findings from hearing research. Over 90 percent of all hearing aids worldwide now contain technology from the Auditory Valley. An excellent result, one of which you can be proud, and which strengthens our reputation as a centre for research."