For the 12th time, the Europäische Union der Hörakustiker eV (EUHA) will be giving its Sponsorship Award for the next generation of acoustic researchers. It will be presented during the opening ceremony of the 66th International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians in Hanover on 12 October 2022.
Nowhere do young people have a better opportunity to present the results of their research to such a broad international audience than at the world's largest congress of its kind. It is a chance for recent graduates to discuss their latest findings with industry stakeholders outside the usual publication channels - an ideal meeting place to examine points of view and make positions clear.
In addition, the next generation of researchers can look forward to prize monies of €3,000 for first prize, €2,000 for second prize, and €1,000 for third prize.
The EUHA launched the Sponsorship Award in 2010 to encourage young talent and help raise awareness of its work. EUHA vice president Eva Keil-Becker (pictured), who is the chairwoman of the sponsorship award jury, explains: "It's great to see what has become of our former award winners. They have their feet firmly on the ground, working both in research and in practical settings. The EUHA Sponsorship Award can serve as a springboard for a career in hearing aid acoustics."
The 2022 EUHA Sponsorship Award at a glance
The 2022 award competition is intended for students of a university of applied sciences or university who have completed their studies within the past 24 months. They may submit a diploma, bachelor's or master's thesis. The thesis must not be protected by a confidentiality clause.
The thesis should deal with a topic concerning the rehabilitation of deficiencies affecting the auditory communication system and should exhibit potential for development. Another requirement is that the subject matter can be practically applied by members of the trade of hearing aid acousticians.
Theses must be received by no later than 31 August 2022.
The thesis must be accompanied by a two-page abstract comprising proposition, method, and result, with a maximum total of 5000 characters (including spaces). A take-home message (central statement put in a nutshell) as well as a curriculum vitae are also required.
An electronic copy of the thesis should be submitted to the EUHA Office, Saarstraße 52, 55122 Mainz, Germany, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The thesis must be accompanied by the author's curriculum vitae.
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