Celebration of the Volunteers

Monday 29 Aug 16
On Friday August 26 Hearing Systems’ researchers had invited all the people that have participated in their experiments this year. The event gave the researchers the opportunity to thank the test persons and to tell them more about the experiments they took part in.

There was great interest in the event, which took place in the laboratories. Associate Professor Jeremy Marozeau welcomed all and thanked them for their contribution to the research, which is very important for the work on this field.
All the volunteers had the chance to go for a tour to see a demonstration in the new laboratories and get information about the projects with a few scientific posters.
Three people won awards: Per Svendsen for the most available volunteer, Grete Boisen for the most enthusiastic volunteer and Lise Gyldmark for the most committed volunteer. With the awards came a nice box of French biscuits.
One of the volunteers, Per Rasmussen, had brought his father in order to show him what it means to be a volunteer in the Hearing Systems laboratories.
Grete Boisen, who has cochlear implants, is very happy to work with her two reseachers, Wiebke Lamping and Andreau Parades Gallardo:
“This is of importance for the future development of hearing aids and cochlear implants and I’m very happy to contribute,”she said.
Erik and Gert Vilhelmsen are brothers. In fact, with less than one year of age difference.
“When you get a hearing aid, it should work as well as possible. So if I can help with my feedback I’m happy to provide the research with something to go on with, Gert says and Erik agrees.
Besides the possibility to talk to the researchers, meet each other and see the facilities there were some refreshments and good chances to chat with other volunteers.

Everybody is welcome to join the volunteers. Read more here (in Danish)

Photos by Niclas Janßen and Eva Helena Andersen. Captions:
1 Per Svendsen recieves the award for the most available volunteer.
2 Grete Boisen recieves the award for the most entusiatic volunteer.
3 Erik og Gert Vilhelmsen are brothers and both volunteers.
4 Per Rasmussen (in the middle) brought his father (on the right) to get him to give him an idea of what it means to be a volunteer in the Hearing Systems laboratories.
5 Reseacher Andreu Parades Gallardo explaining his poster to his testperson Grete Boisen, so that she can get an idea of what her volunteer work helps to contribute.
6 Demo in the audio visual immersion lab.
7 Researcher Raul Sanchez Lopez with volunteer Ingelise Wibe.

"When you get a hearing aid, it should work as well as possible. So if we can help with our feedback we are happy to provide the research with something to go on with"
Erik and Gert Vilhelmsen, volunteers