dr-wankeProf. Dr. Johanna Wanka
Federal Minister of Education and Research
... to make the goal "Hearing for all!" a reality. This requires new solutions and products. The Auditory Valley is where universities, research institutions and companies work successfully together toward a common goal. The cluster provides a major opportunity to develop high-performance technology and get it ready for the market. This means that people with hearing impairments immediately benefit from research and innovation.

dr-lenarzProf. Prof. h.c. Dr. Thomas Lenarz
Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at Hannover Medical School
... because we have been working with people who are hearing impaired on a daily basis for over 20 years to help them by finding optimum solutions for life with hearing aids – our intention is to bring our expertise to the cluster and use our knowledge to raise the game of all our partners.

dr-kollmeierProf. Dr. Dr. Birger Kollmeier
Director of Medical Physics
University of Oldenburg, HörTech, Oldenburg Hearing Centre
... because we want to make our vision "Hearing for all" a reality.

dr-sennheiserProf. Dr. Jörg Sennheiser
Chairman of the Board of
Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG
... because the world's leading companies from different industries work together there to develop innovative solutions and products.

dr-brandenburgProf. Dr. Karlheinz Brandenburg
Fraunhofer ID MT
... because the different sectors - Cl, hearing aids and audio system technology - can benefit from each other, and here at the Fraunhofer Institute, we see a major opportunity in the Auditory Valley to make our maxim a reality i.e. to develop new products.

thomas-toppThomas Topp
Head of Cochlear Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
... because a unique concentration of clinical/medical and technical audiology is to be found here and, as global market leaders in cochlear implants, we wish to actively shape the 'hearing aid industry'.

martin-kindMartin Kind
Kind Hörgeräte
... because our companies benefit from cooperation with strong partners.