Kategorie: ‘IHTA’

IHTA goes DAGA 2024

16. März 2024 | von

Again, IHTA is joining DAGA in Hannover with interesting contributions from March, 19th, to March, 21th, 2024. We are delighted to invite to our presentations and posters. In total, IHTA members will be represented with 19 contributions (15 presentations and 4 posters):

Dienstag, 19.03.2024
Thomas Deutsch, Luigi Falanga, Iring Koch, Janina Fels Sound Localization Performance with and without Simulated Hearing Loss: Comparison of Different Spatial Audio Reproduction Methods 13:40 Raum 7/9
Simon Kersten, Franck Sgard, Michael Vorländer Impact of the Ear Canal Motion on the Occlusion Effect for Bone-Conducted Stimulation 14:20 Raum 7/9
Christian Dreier, Michael Vorländer Air traffic auralization: Modeling and synthesis of drones 15:00 Blauer Saal
Philipp Schäfer, Pascal Palenda, Lukas Aspöck, Michael Vorländer Plug-and-play tutorials for the auralization of complex scenarios using an open-source simulation framework (Poster) 15:20 Poster-Forum
Hark Braren, Janina Fels Wie gut können Kinder Schallquellen lokalisieren? (Poster) 15:20 Glasgang, Posterbereich D
Lukas J. Vollmer, Frederike Rust, Janina Fels Intuitive Pitch-to-Digit Associations Do Not Support Verbal Short-Term Memory 16:00 Roter Saal
Melchior Käppel, Marco Berzborn, Michael Vorländer Untersuchungen zu Ambisonics-Decodern für irreguläre Lautsprecherarrays im Nahfeld 16:00 Blauer Saal
Natálie Brožová, Lukas Vollmer, Christoph Kayser, Björn Kampa, Janina Fels Audiovisual Cross-modal Correspondences and Their Influence on Perceptual Decision Making 16:20 Roter Saal
Anne Heimes und Michael Vorländer A new scattering metric for auralization in urban environments 17:20 Blauer Saal
Julia Seitz, Karin Loh, Janina Fels Assessing Listening Effort in Primary School Children: A Dual-Task Approach 17:40 Raum 7/9
Niklas Mika, Pascal Palenda, Jonas Heck, Michael Vorländer Incorporating complex surface impedance into auralization filters based on Image Sources 17:40 Blauer Saal
Jonas Heck, Josep Llorca-Bofí, Christian Dreier, Michael Vorländer Does ambient sound enhance outdoor auralization? 18:00 Blauer Saal
Mittwoch, 20.03.2024
Chalotorn Möhlmann, Pascal Palenda, Michael Vorländer, Janina Fels Comparing Simulated and Measured Urban Traffic Noise 09:00 Blauer Saal
Pascal Palenda, Philipp Schäfer, Michael Vorländer Open-source exchange format for sound paths in interactive simulation 17:00 Runder Saal
Donnerstag, 21.03.2024
Chinthusa Mohanathasan, Jonathan Ehret, Andrea Bönsch, Cosima A. Ermert, Janina Fels, Torsten W. Kuhlen, Sabine J. Schlittmeier The Role of Talker Visibility on Memory and Listening Effort during Conversations 08:40 FMS B
Carolin Breuer, Robert Schmitt, Larissa Leist, Stephan Fremerey, Alexander Raake, Maria Klatte, Janina Fels Exploring the Impact of Realistic Classroom Noise on Auditory Selective Attention 10:20 FMS B
Lara Stürenburg, Philipp Ostmann, Lukas Aspöck, Dirk Müller und Janina Fels Herausforderungen bei Messungen von Lüftungsgeräuschen in einem reflexionsfreien Halbraum (Poster) 11:00 Glasgang, Posterbereich D
Lukas Aspöck, Melchior Käppel, Carolin Breuer, Jonathan Ehret, Andrea Bönsch, Isabel S. Schiller, Sabine J. Schlittmeier, Torsten W. Kuhlen, Janina Fels Real-Time Auralization for a VR-based Investigation of Background Sounds in a Classroom Scenario (Poster) 11:00 Glasgang, Posterbereich A
Alexander Raake, Stephan Fremerey, Carolin Breuer, Larissa Leist, Maria Klatte, Janina Fels Towards using Audiovisual Scene Analysis to Evaluate Cognitive Performance in Classroom Scenarios 15:20 FMS B

An overview of all contributions and updated information can be found in the DAGA 2024 App.

We are looking forward to seeing you at DAGA 2024!

Open PhD positions at the Institute for Hearing Technology and Acoustics at RWTH Aachen University

09. Februar 2024 | von

Application deadline extended until March 27, 2024!

We are hiring!
Are you looking for a PhD position in acoustics?

The Institute for Hearing Technology and Acoustics at RWTH Aachen University focuses on the physical and technical aspects of sound as well as the human perception and processing of sound.

We have three open positions:

1. as part of the DFG priority program AUDICTIVE we are looking for a doctoral candidate in the field of acoustics for an interdisciplinary project with project partners from psychology and virtual reality:
Job ID V000007166: Research assistant (f/m/d) – PhD position in the field of audiovisual virtual reality

2. as part of a research project funded by the Federal Aeronautical Research Program, we are looking for a PhD student in the field of acoustics to investigate the sound propagation and perception of different flight routes and strategies of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS):
Job ID V000007199: Research assistant (f/m/d) – PhD position in the field of sound propagation and perception of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)

3. within the framework of the Collaborative Research Center „Hearing Acoustics“ (SFB 1330, HAPPAA, https://uol.de/en/sfb-1330-hearing-acoustics) funded by the German Research Foundation, we are looking for a doctoral candidate in the field of acoustics to research the perception of one’s own voice when using hearing aids and assistive listening devices in communication situations:
Job ID V000007200: Research assistant (f/m/d) – PhD position in the field of perception of one’s own voice when using hearing aids and assistive listening devices in communication situations

Please apply indicating the job ID and a detailed application (see the links above for application details) at jobs@akustik.rwth-aachen.de by March 27, 2024.

We look forward to receiving your application!

junge DEGA Herbstworkshop 2023 in Aachen

20. Dezember 2023 | von

From 17th to 19th November 2023, the “junge DEGA Herbstworkshop” (autumn workshop) took place in Aachen. Junge DEGA is a section of the German Acoustical Society (DEGA) and partner of the Young Acousticians Network (YAN) of the European Acoustics Association (EAA). Its mission is to connect students, PhDs and young professionals in the domain of acoustics. The group organizes special sessions and panel discussions during the Annual German Conference on Acoustics (DAGA), providing information on research opportunities and job entry. Furthermore, junge DEGA offers a mentoring program with active participation from industry and academia.

The workshop started on Friday afternoon with a visit of HEAD Acoustics GmbH in Kohlscheid, where the participants got insights into the company’s research and development activities and experienced some hands-on demonstrations of new products. After this first visit, three RWTH spin-offs – FEV, KLANG, elevear – reported on their experiences in business practice and illustrated different career paths in the field of acoustics. The first day concluded with a meeting of the group resuming the year’s activities and discussing the plans for the upcoming conference DAGA 2024.

On Saturday, the participants visited four laboratories at RWTH Aachen University. The day started with a welcoming tour at the Institute for Hearing Technology and Acoustics (IHTA) with demonstrations of the room acoustics simulation software RAVEN, experiments for audio-visual perception studies and the SCaLAr loudspeaker array. The Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika) opened the doors to their semi-anechoic climate chamber and to a broad range of tire test rigs, which are used to determine the dynamic load during tire-road contact under the influence of different road surfaces. The Experimental Behavioral Psychobiology group & Brain Imaging Facility at RWTH University hospital presented research in which specific acoustic stimuli are used during magnetic resonance imaging to better understand the auditory processing with schizophrenia. Finally, the III. Physics Institute B presented its research on a sonar- and radar-equipped melting probe which aims to penetrate the ice shield and explore the subglacial ocean of the Jovian moon Europa (TRIPLE). Another project focused on the use of acoustic measurements to calibrate the neutrino observatory IceCube.

The weekend concluded with a hands-on workshop on binaural synthesis and virtual acoustics applications (see virtualacoustics.org) at IHTA.

Thanks to all participants and supporters!

Equal-Life Symposium in Aachen

18. Dezember 2023 | von

On December 14th and 15th seven PhDs and one Postdoc from the Equal Life project met for a symposium in Aachen. The participants provided a wide perspective on their PhD projects within Equal-Life. The two days were filled with good dialougue on challenges yet to overcome and achievements reached in each project part. Questions about research aims, methods, and results were answered and experiences were shared. Additionally, the exposome concept that Equal-Life is based on was subject of dicusscion alongside methods for responsible research and innovation. Everyone experienced a demo in the AixCave to learn about acoustic and virtual reality research. And of course, Aachen’s Christmas market was visited in the evening.


International Conference on Auditorium Acoustics 2023 in Athens

17. November 2023 | von

From September 28th to 30th, the Institute of Acoustics has held the 11th International Conference on Auditorium Acoustics at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) in Athens, Greece. Jonas Heck and Josep Llorca-Bofí as well as our alumnus Ingo Witew presented their research in the field of concert halls and room acoustics:

  • Jonas Heck, Josep Llorca-Bofí and Michael Vorländer: Concert Halls in Virtual Reality – From Audio-visual Perception to a Common Vocabulary
  • Ingo Witew and Michael Vorländer: Measurements in room acoustics – How good are we at it?

On the first conference day, Jonas Heck and Josep Llorca-Bofí organized a round table to discuss the importance of descriptive vocabulary which can be used to depict the perception in concert halls. The poster „Concert Halls in Virtual Reality – From Audio-visual Perception to a Common Vocabulary“ was accompanied by a demonstration of a recent experiment in virtual reality. It was very well received by the delegates who selected it for the first poster prize.

DAGA 2024 Travel Grants

14. November 2023 | von

Die Gesellschaft für Technische Akustik (GfTA e.V.) möchte Studierende des IHTAs unterstützen an der kommenden Jahrestagung für Akustik (DAGA 2024) teilzunehmen. Diese findet vom 18. bis zum 21. März 2024 in Hannover statt und bietet eine sehr spannende Möglichkeit, erste Erfahrungen bei wissenschaftlichen Konferenzen zu sammeln.

Die GfTA fördert in diesem Jahr zwei Studierende mit einen Reisezuschuss (Travel grant) in Höhe von jeweils 250€. Kandidat*innen müssen keinen wissenschaftlichen Beitrag bei der Konferenz einreichen, sollten aber zuvor noch keine DAGA-Konferenz besucht haben und an mind. einer Lehrveranstaltung am IHTA teilgenommen oder eine Abschlussarbeit angefertigt haben / aktuell anfertigen.

Um Dich für den Travel grant zu bewerben, schreibe eine Email an Lukas Aspöck und erkläre in ein oder zwei Sätzen, warum Du motiviert bist an einer Akustik-Konferenz teilzunehmen. Die Deadline für Bewerbungen ist der 14.12.2023, die Bekanntgabe findet bei der IHTA-Weihnachtsfeier am 19.12.2023 statt.

Besuch des Deutschen Hörgeräteinstitutes

09. November 2023 | von

Im Rahmen eines Workshops für junge Wissenschaflterinnen im Forschungsverbund SPP2236 – AUDICTIVE, durften wir das Deutsche Hörgeräteinstitut in Lübeck besuchen. Wir bekamen eine Führung durch die Räumlichkeiten des Prüflabors und eine Präsentation der Tätigkeiten. Vielen herzlichen Dank an den Leiter des Institutes Dr. Hendrik Husstedt, sowie den Mitarbeitern Dr. Florian Denk und Markus Kemper, die uns einen sehr interessanten Einblick in ihre Tätigkeiten gegeben haben.

Besuch beim Deutschen Hörgeräte Institut. Foto: Jamilla Balint

junge DEGA Herbstworkshop 2023 – Ankündigung

25. Oktober 2023 | von

Die Fachgruppe „junge DEGA“ der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Akustik e.V. (DEGA) veranstaltet regelmäßig einen Herbstworkshop mit dem Ziel, junge Akustikerinnen und Akustiker (Studierende, Promovierende, Young Professionals) zu vernetzen und persönlichen Austausch zu ermöglichen. Der diesjährige Herbstworkshop wird organisiert durch die aktuelle Leitung der Fachgruppe (Simon Kersten und Jonas Heck) mit Unterstützung weiterer Kolleg:innen des IHTA. Der Workshop findet vom 17.-19. November 2023 in Aachen statt.

Auf dem Programm des Herbstworkshops steht:

  • Besuch des Instituts für Hörtechnik und Akustik (IHTA) an der RWTH Aachen, inkl. „Hands-On“-Workshop zur virtuellen Akustik
  • Austausch zu Fach- & Promotionsthemen der Teilnehmenden
  • Besuch weiterer Forschungseinrichtungen an der RWTH & Industriepartner
  • Sitzung der junge DEGA-Fachgruppe

Anmeldung und Details zum Programm: https://www.dega-akustik.de/junge-dega/projekte (Anmeldeschluss: 31.10.2023).


Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Musikforschung 2023

16. Oktober 2023 | von

Im Rahmen der Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Musikforschung 2023 in Saarbrücken fand am 5. Oktober 2023 ein Marktplatz aktueller Forschung statt, in der Methoden und Werkzeuge für die digitale Musikforschung präsentiert werden konnten. Im Zuge der Zusammenarbeit mit Prof. Stefan Morent von der Universität im Projekt „Sacred Sound – Sacred Space“ demonstrierten unsere Mitarbeitenden Carolin Breuer und Pascal Palenda die Möglichkeiten, Räume akustische zu simulieren und auralisieren, in virtuelle Räume hinzusingen oder zu musizieren, sowie Räume in der Virtuellen Realität mit Hilfe eines Head-Mounted-Displays interaktiv akustisch-visuell erlebbar zu machen.

Stand bei der Jahrestagung für Musikforschung. Foto: Martin Albrecht-Hohmaier

RWTH Schüler*innenuni 2023 at IHTA

06. September 2023 | von

On July 20th, around 20 pupils aged 16 to 18 years, visited IHTA as part of the “Schüler*innenuni” by the Electrical Engineering faculty at RWTH Aachen. In a short introduction, they got insights into what research is conducted at IHTA and which role institutes take over at the university. Afterwards, they took part in four different workshops. They experienced the effect of standing waves, how we hear binaurally, and how the speed of sound and the Doppler effect are connected. Additionally, they built a simple loudspeaker with Lego bricks, aluminium foil, and magnets. To conclude the “Schüler*innenuni” workshop at IHTA, three research assistants presented what they studied and how they afterwards found their way into research. Everybody had a lot of fun experiencing some fundamentals of acoustics, the pupils as well as the assistants!



60 Jahre I(H)TA- Fest

28. August 2023 | von

Am Samstag, den 19. August 2023 wurde das 60-jährige Bestehen des IHTA/ITAs gefeiert.

Das Institut für Technische Akustik wurde nach einer Übergangphase ab 1961 offiziell am 2.1.1964 mit Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Janovsky als erstem Leiter gegründet. Es folgten 1972 Prof. Dr. Heinrich Kuttruff, 1996 Prof. Dr. Michael Vorländer und schließlich seit 2020 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Janina Fels als Leitung des heutigen Instituts für Hörtechnik und Akustik.

Über 120 Ehemalige und Aktive des Instituts nahmen an der Feier mit Führungen und Demonstrationen aktueller Forschungsthemen und natürlich am Essen, Getränken und Live-Musik der IHTA-Band teil.

Ein besonderer Dank gilt hier der Gesellschaft für Technische Akustik e.V. (GfTA), die diese Feier ermöglicht hat. Wer noch nicht Mitglied im Verein ist, kann dies hier (Beitrittserklärung) werden, damit wir auch weiterhin das Netzwerk aus Ehemaligen und Aktiven und dem Nachwuchs in der Akustik unterstützen und pflegen können.


Equal-Life Consortium Meeting 2023 Stockholm

28. Juni 2023 | von

From April 3rd to 5th 2023, the Equal-Life Consortium Meeting hosted by the Karolinska Institute took place in Stockholm. The Equal-Life project is part of the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme by the European Union. The project’s aim is to better understand the different exposures (physical, social, internal) children experience in childhood and adolescence, which may have an impact on the individual health status as in adulthood.

Karin Loh and Julia Seitz attended the meeting as consortium members. Both presented parts of their work. Julia Seitz gave a talk in the PhD session on ‘Examining Listening Effort in Children in Classroom Situations’. As part of the session ‘Selected contributions from Equal-Life’, Karin Loh presented  ‘Exploring noise effects by linking auditory selective attention switches and heart rate variability measured in children’.



1st IHTA Retreat

05. Juni 2023 | von

An interchange for good teamwork between researchers
On 28th and 29th March 2023, the scientific staff of IHTA was on a retreat at Gut Hohenholz near Bedburg in the Rhein Erft Kreis. During these two days, the institute’s past was reflected, and it was discussed how the future of the IHTA can be shaped together. Moreover, there was an intensive exchange among each other’s scientific work in the form of poster sessions. The researchers presented each other’s projects and revealed which milestones needed to be reached to achieve specific goals. Between poster sessions team spirit was strengthened, and the future of teaching and workflows were addressed. Furthermore, it was discussed how the skills of individual researchers could be maintained and passed on to new staff members.

Overall, it was two successful days with a lot of input for each individual and a lot of output for the group at IHTA.
A big thank you to Joachim Bellut, who guided us through the two days with his great moderation!

Studienpreis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Akustik 2023 an Julia Seitz

21. April 2023 | von

Im Rahmen der DAGA 2023 in Hamburg wurde der DEGA Studienpreis an M.Sc. Julia Seitz für Ihre herausragende Masterarbeit „Intentional Switching of Spatial Auditory Selective Attention in Preschool Children“ verliehen. Wir gratulieren!

DAGA 2023 in Hamburg – 49th Annual Conference on Acoustics

19. April 2023 | von

The 49th Annual Conference on Acoustics DAGA took place from March 6th to March 9th 2023, in Hamburg. The IHTA was represented there with 22 presentations and seven posters. The researchers presented their work in eleven different subject areas. This shows the broad range of topics the Institute covers in hearing technology and acoustics.

During the conference, the technical committees of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Akustik e.V. (DEGA) met. In the technical committee Hörtechnik (Hearing Acoustics) Professor Janina Fels handed over the chair position after six years. Besides, the technical group Junge DEGA selected Simon Kersten as its new chairman. Jonas Heck, who was elected as deputy, supports him in this position.

After the dinner at the social evening on Wednesday, the IHTA Band performed two songs from their repertoire. On Thursday, a small group took the opportunity to participate in an excursion to the Elbphilharmonie. Not only the grand hall was visited, but also the rooftop was climbed.

DAGA 2023 – 49. Jahrestagung für Akustik

03. März 2023 | von

Again, IHTA is joining DAGA in Hamburg with interesting contributions from March, 6th, to March, 8th, 2023. We are delighted to invite to our presentations and posters. In total, IHTA members will be represented with 27 contributions (22 presentations and 5 posters):

Tuesday, March 7th
Jonas Heck,
Josep Llorca-Bofí, Aakriti Jain, Michael Vorländer
Text mining of audio-visual descriptors for concert halls Raumakustik 1 – Qualitätsfragen und Fallstudien A 14:00 Saal X 1-2
Lukas Vollmer, Elisabeta Balla, Björn Kampa, Janina Fels The Auditory Mismatch Negativity as an EEG-derived Measure of Predictive Coding Psychoakustik 14:20 Saal X 7-8
Lukas Aspöck, Michael Vorländer,
Anne Heimes,  Andreas Herweg, Olivier Dazel
An online course about acoustic simulations and auralization Lehre der Akustik 15:00 Saal Y 4
Shaimaa Doma,
Cosima Ermert, Janina Fels
On the monaural contribution to HRTF discrimination Perceptual Optimization of Dynamic Binaural Rendering 2 16:40 Saal Y 9
Lara Stürenburg, Hark Braren, Lukas Aspöck, Janina Fels Akustische Vermessung einer Wärmepumpe für Hörexperimente und Simulationen Strömungsakustik in der Energiewende 17:20 Saal X 9-10
Wednesday, March 8th
Marco Berzborn, Michael Vorländer Analytic Model Based Analysis of Modal Sound Field Decay Raumakustik 2 – Messung und Simulation A 09:00 Saal X 1-2
Thomas Deutsch, Janina Fels Evaluating Models for the Simulation of Cochlear Hearing Loss Audiologische Akustik 3 – Charakterisierung des Hörsystems 10:00 Saal Y 5
Pascal Palenda,
Michael Kohnen, Michael Vorländer
Influence of Position Mismatch on the Perception of Early Reflections of One’s Own Voice Virtuelle Akustik 1 10:40 Saal X 11-12
Karin Loh, Edina Fintor, Sophie Nolden, Janina Fels Comparing Children’s and Adults’ Intentional Switching of Auditory Selective Attention in Spatial and Noisy Acoustic Environments Psychoakustik 14:00 Saal X 7-8
Julia Seitz, Karin Loh, Sophie Nolden, Janina Fels Investigating Intentional Switching of Spatial Auditory Selective Attention in an Experiment with Preschool Children Psychoakustik 14:20 Saal X 7-8
Hark Braren, Janina Fels Individualized Head-related Transfer Functions for Children Virtuelle Akustik 3 16:40 Saal X 11-12
Mark Müller-Giebeler, Michael Vorländer Präzise Modellierung diffuser Schallfelder zur inversen Bestimmung akustischer Materialparameter Raumakustik 2 – Messung und Simulation B 17:40 Saal X 1-2
Anne Heimes,
Michael Vorländer
Measurement setup design for scattering patterns based on numerical simulations Raumakustik 2 – Messung und Simulation B 18:20 Saal X 1-2
Ingo Witew, Michael Vorländer Wie genau müssen Messpositionen für reproduzierbare Klarheitsmaß Messungen definiert werden? Raumakustik 2 – Messung und Simulation B Saal   X 1-2
Thursday,   March 9th
Chinthusa Mohanathasan, Jonathan Ehret, Cosima A. Ermert, Janina Fels,
Torsten W. Kuhle,
Sabine J. Schlittmeiers
Towards More Realistic Listening Research in Virtual Environments: The Effect of Spatial Position of Two Talkers in Conversations on Memory and Listening Effort SPP2236 – Auditory Cognition in Interactive Virtual Environments 1 09:20 Saal Y 5
Josep Llorca-Bofí,
Jonas Heck, Michael Vorländer
Reproducibility Exploration of Individual Vocabulary Profiles on Urban Soundscapes: Driescher Hof, Aachen Soundscape 09:40 Saal X 5-6
Cosima A. Ermert,
Jonathan Ehret,
Torsten W. Kuhlen,
Chinthusa Mohanathasan, Sabine J. Schlittmeier,
Janina Fels
Audio-visual content mismatches in the serial recall paradigm SPP2236 – Auditory Cognition in Interactive Virtual Environments 1 09:50 Saal Y 5
Chalotorn Möhlmann,
Simon Kersten,
Michael Vorländer
Finite Element Simulation of the Occlusion Effect in the Ear Canal Assisted Hearing – Testing, Models, Quality 1 10:00 Saal X 11-12
Lukas Aspöck, Stefan Morent, Michael Vorländer Simulated reverberation for choir recordings in virtual churches Raumakustik 10:20 Plenarsaal
Simon Kersten, Henning Taschke, Michael Vorländer Fluid Motion and Pressure Distribution in the Human Inner Ear during Bone Conduction Hearing Assisted Hearing – Testing, Models, Quality 1 10:20 Saal X 11-12
Carolin Breuer,
Stephan Fremerey, Larissa Leist, Maria Klatte,
Alexander Raake, Janina Fels
Investigating the Influence of Visual Distractors on the Voluntary Switchtig of Auditory Selective Attention in Virtual Reality SPP2236 – Auditory Cognition in Interactive Virtual Environments 1 10:40 Saal Y 5
Elie Abi Raad,
Jose Maria Gomez Belmonte, Michael Vorländer
Frequency response characterization of the welding process in Ultrasonic Metal Welding Structure-borne sound 16:00 Saa Y6
Wednesday, March 8th
Stefan Winkelmann,
Lara Stürenburg, Isabel S. Schiller, Janina Fels,
Sabine J. Schlittmeier
Subjektiver akustischer Komfort von Luftdurchlässen für Gebäudelüftungen Psychoakustik 15:40-16:20

Foyer Z, Posterinsel H

Marco Wegener, Jonas Heck, Josep Llorca-Bofí, Rouben Rehman, Christian Dreier, Philipp Schäfer, Michael Vorländer

Introducing an Unreal Engine toolkit for audio-visual perception studies in the virtual lab IHTApark Virtuelle Akustik
(Late Poster)

Foyer Z, Posterinsel Q

Thursday, March 9th
Frederike Rust, Karin Loh, Lukas Aspöck, Janina Fels Auswirkung akustischer Maßnahmen auf das Lärmempfinden im Klassenraum Raumakustik
(Late Poster)
11:00-11:40 Foyer Z, Posterinsel R
Jianliang Gao, Ingo Witew, Lukas Aspöck, Michael Vorländer, S. K. Tang Global sound field estimation of a theatre using an efficient multi-channel room acoustic measurement system Raumakustik
(Late Poster)

Foyer Z, Posterinsel R

Lili Pan, Jianliang Gao, Yuezhe Zhao An optimized procedure for random-incidence scattering coefficient measurement in 1:10 scaled reverberation room Raumakustik
(Late Poster)

Foyer Z, Posterinsel R

An overview of all contributions and updated information can be found in the DAGA 2023 App.

We are looking forward to seeing you at DAGA 2023!

BaLSaM project at IHTA invites to the kickoff event

10. Januar 2023 | von

The BaLSaM project investigates how traffic noise can be simulated and auralized, aiming to develop concepts to minimize road noise to create more pleasant environments. The goal is to make living spaces more attractive for people. For this purpose, the simulation focuses on the noise perception of humans so that the noise pollution is represented as accurately as possible. This simulation technique will later be used in planning traffic and living spaces. Additionally, an optimization study for exemplary scenarios will also be carried out during the project. If you are interested in this topic, we would like to invite you to the online BaLSaM kickoff event. You can register here: (DE) http://bit.ly/BaLSaMde

BaLSaM is funded within the mFUND framework.

The BaLSAM project partners are:

BaLSaM stands for “Braunkohlereviere als attraktive Lebensräume durch Straßengeräuschsimulation auf Basis bestehender Verkehrsdaten zur Minimierung von Lärm” and more information on the project can be found here: https://www.ika.rwth-aachen.de/de/pressemitteilungen/4140-attraktive-lebensräume-fürs-braunkohlerevier-–-projekt-balsam-hilft,-belastung-durch-straßenlärm-zu-minimieren.html

International Congress on Acoustics ICA 2022

03. November 2022 | von

The Institute for Hearing Technology and Acoustics looks back on a very enjoyable and successful 24th International Congress on Acoustics ICA 2022 in Gyeongju, South Korea. IHTA was present with a total of 10 delegates and actively contributed to the program with two theme organizers, five special session organizers, 10 oral presentations, and one plenary lecture. The conference was an excellent event to meet the international acoustic community in real life again.

The full proceedings of the conference are available for download on the ICA 2022 website.

IHTA at the BauSIM conference in Weimar

22. September 2022 | von

From the 20th to the 22nd September 2022, the BauSIM conference took place. The scientific core topic of the conference is traditionally the energetic simulation in the building sector and offers an ideal discussion forum for experts from science and industry for mutual exchange. The conference is organized by the and IBSPA Germany-Austria, member of the International Building and Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) This year’s conference introduced a new session on acoustic simulation topics, and our institute was present.

In particular, our Junior Principal Investigator Dr. Josep Llorca-Bofí, from the PAAD group was invited as key-note speaker, talking about The city – A machine for noise? Virtual acoustics in architectural design research. Together with our PhD student M. Sc. Jonas Heck and  Professor Michael Vorländer, the following research paper was presented: 3D photogrammetry for auralization – An approach for geometry simplification and material categorization.


junge DEGA Workshop 2022 in Stuttgart

12. September 2022 | von

From 2nd to 4th September 2022, after a three-years break due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the “junge DEGA Herbstworkshop” took place in Stuttgart, like the DAGA conference earlier this year. Junge DEGA is a sub-group of the German Acoustical Society with the mission to connect students, PhDs and young professionals in the domain of acoustics. It organizes special sessions and panel discussions during the Annual German Conference on Acoustics (DAGA), providing information on research funding opportunities and job entry. Furthermore, junge DEGA offers a mentoring program with active participation from industry and academia.

Two PhD students of the Institute for Hearing Technology and Acoustics, Simon Kersten and Jonas Heck, as well as Nils Rummler, recently graduated bachelor student, participated in this year’s workshop. The program started with visits at the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP and the Center for Building Physics (ZfB, Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart). Furthermore, it consisted of short presentations given by the participants, a plenary meeting of the junge DEGA group to plan the following year’s activities and a guided visit of the new main station construction site (known as Stuttgart 21) with a focus on noise and vibration control. The weekend was concluded with a hands-on workshop on building a loudspeaker from residual materials and competing for the highest sound pressure level.

Pictures from the workshop can be found in the gallery below.