One or more PhD Stipends in Patient-driven diagnostics and hearing-aid fitting (8-18037)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, one or more PhD stipends in Patient-driven diagnostics and hearing-aid fitting are available within the general study programme Electrical and Electronical Engineering. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter

Job description

Hearing-care practitioners have only limited time for a hearing-aid fitting, and often most of the powerful features of modern hearing aids are not or only to a very limited extent fitted to the individual needs of the hearing impaired. A patient-driven process may also provide an advantage to users that may benefit from controlling progress themselves, but the user control may also result in non-optimal adaptation to the aided situation.

The present project will investigate the pros and cons of a patient-driven process, utilizing a subset of diagnostics and hearing aids, which offer solutions for user control.

The position is part of a Danish project collaboration for better hearing rehabilitation (BEAR) with financial support from the Innovation Foundation Denmark and partners (incl. Widex, GN Resound, Oticon, DELTA a part of Force, the University of Southern Denmark, the Danish Technical University, and the University Hospitals in Odense, Aalborg and Copenhagen). The case populations, methods and technological platforms for the study are determined in close collaboration with other partners, and utilizing on-going work.

The successful candidate holds a Master’s degree in Electronics and IT (or similar) within a field related to audiology, user experience, experimental psychology, or hearing-aid technology. The ability to program tablets and knowledge of matlab or similar programming languages is an advantage. Proficiency in Danish (or willingness to learn) is an advantage due to potential patient contact.

You may obtain further information from Professor Dorte Hammershøi, Department of Electronic Systems, phone: (+45) 9940 8705, email:  concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Technical Faculty of IT and Design will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Lisbeth Diinhoff , The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, email:, phone: +45 9940 9589.

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The application is only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.


Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of November 10, 2015 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

Deadline: 14 June 2018
Unit: Department of Electronic Systems
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Post expires on Thursday June 14th, 2018