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Siemens AG / Healthcare Sector / Audiology Solutions
Berlin, Germany, 2012-Nov-28
The German Future Prize, presented annually by the German President, is the nation's highest honor for technology and innovation. This year's recipients, including Siemens researchers, were congratulated personally by President Joachim Gauck in a ceremony on November 28, 2012. This is the fourth time that Siemens employees have been among the honorees – more than any other company.
A research team led by Dr. Torsten Niederdränk in collaboration with the University of Oldenburg developed a so-called binaural hearing system that enables hearing aids in both ears to communicate. This represents an important evolutionary step toward spatial hearing and an improvement in the quality of life of those with hearing loss. The €250,000 prize was previously awarded to Siemens employees in 2004, 2005, and 2007 for developments in biochips, piezo technology, and light-emitting diodes.
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