For the first time ever, today William Demant appointed a Fellow by honoring Eriksholm Research Centre’s senior scientist Thomas Lunner for his contributions to cognitive hearing science as his latest major achievement in a long career with many great achievements to the benefit of people with hearing loss.
"Throughout his research career, Thomas Lunner has been taking part in scoping the future of audiology," says Oticon President and deputy CEO of William Demant, Søren Nielsen.
At Eriksholm, we are very proud that the first employee ever to receive this honor is Eriksholm’s Thomas Lunner. Thomas has worked with hearing and cognition for the past 20 years and has been with Eriksholm Research Centre since 2000 – in addition to his part time work as a Professor at the University of Linköping. In collaboration with researchers from Linköping University and Toronto University, he has been an important contributor to establishing the new research area Cognitive Hearing Science. This area has provided evidence to the fact that hearing loss changes how the brain works and makes it work harder. Furthermore, they have shown that technology should be designed not only to improve hearing, but also to assist the cognitive processes the brain uses to make sense of sound.
Formal recognition of the honoring of Thomas Lunner as Fellow took place during an annual award ceremony at the William Demant Group headquarters.
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