There is a global demand for the expertise provided by the Campus Hearing Acoustics. In order to intensify the bilateral transfer of knowledge in the field of professional training, the Federal Guild of Hearing Aid Acousticians has concluded a partnership agreement with the highest committee responsible for the education of medical skilled workers in Egypt, the Supreme Council of University Hospitals in Egypt, in May. Train-the-Trainer classes of afh lecturers are planned as online sessions and on-site courses in Cairo.
As part of a program for the „Schleswig-Holstein Magazin“ a camera team of the NDR (North Germany Broadcasting) accompanied the practical exercises with children, which were part of a pediatric acoustic training at the Academy of Hearing Acoustics. The TV coverage was announced by an online report (NDR-Online-Bericht) covering this year’s „Tag gegen Lärm“ (International Noise Awareness Day), the 27th April 2022. The program stresses the importance of early care for children diagnosed with a hearing impairment, its challenges and how hearing aid professionals are prepared to meet these.
In short audio stories, the Lübeck podcast ZWISCHENTÖNE reports monthly about anything worth hearing in the Hanseatic city. The April episode „Mick Jagger, Ludwig van Beethoven and a unique collection for your ears“, presents the afh Hearing Device Museum as a special tip for Lübeck explorers.
diatric care, hearing implants, tinnitus – next to age-related hearing loss, these topics are a special focus on the World Hearing Day. Hearing Acousticians with special expertise are in demand. The afh offers many advance education options, among them also training courses in English for an international audience.
The Hearing Acoustic craft celebrates new journeymen/women: With their journeyman/women examination in the winter 2021/2022, 236 apprentices from all over Germany have successfully completed their 3-year vocational training in their companies and on the Campus Hearing Acoustics. Due to the pandemic, the traditional ceremony could only be held as an online event with approximately 1000 participants.
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Once again, many journeymen and journeywomen have successfully passed their Master examination at the Academy for Hearing Acoustics this year after intensive preparations. Since 2020, you are allowed, as a Master Craftsman/woman in the Hearing Acoustic craft, to use the protected professional title of „Bachelor Professional“ next to the Master title. In addition to the Master Craftsman/Woman certificate an official Bachelor Professional Certificate can be requested from the Federal Guild of Hearing Aid Professionals.
International exchange of experience and top-class advanced training for hearing aid professionals based on the respected German standards in English language: From 25th to the 29th of October 2021, the afh once again organized the renowned “International Summer Academy“ (ISA). 20 participants from 10 different countries joined the ISA for training and to share knowledge. The international event for continued education was moved from the summer to the fall.
„The ear is the way to the heart“– Voltaire’s famous words decorate the entrance area of the Campus Hearing Acoustics. When Daniel Denecke, audio therapist and singer-songwriter with a hearing-impairment, first visited the campus ten years ago, this quote gave him the inspiration for a song: „From Ear to Heart“. On 21 October 2021, Denecke once again visited the campus, this time the Hearing Device Museum, one of the biggest collections of historical hearing aids and audiological technique in Germany, from where he broadcasted live to a classroom in Lower Saxony.
Riding a bike keeps you fit and saves CO2 – the Campus Hearing Acoustics joined the City Cycling initiative from August 28 to September 17 with its own team. A total of 51 teachers, co-workers, lecturers and students were part of the team and cycled 7.818 kilometers during this period. Compared to travelling by car, this means that we jointly saved 1.149 kg CO2: an important contribution to protecting the climate and achieving a better quality of life in Luebeck. If you are interested in learning more about the details, check out the results on www.stadtradeln.de/luebeck.