“I hope for the development of preventive and regenerative treatments for hearing loss.”
The aim of my work is to identify physiological markers of listening fatigue that can be measured during hearing aid users’ daily life. This would give us valuable insight into which real-life situations people with hearing loss experience difficulties in. This knowledge could eventually guide interventions in order to minimize the negative effects of hearing loss, so that hearing aid users can continue leading a social and healthy life.
During my bachelor studies at the University of Copenhagen I thought I was going to become a speech and language therapist, until we had our first course in audiology. That’s when I realized how important this field is, since life expectancy is increasing in our society, and I believe that good hearing healthcare is an essential part of healthy ageing.
My post doc is a collaboration between the Department of Public Health at the University of Copenhagen and Eriksholm. It is a huge advantage to be surrounded by colleagues with such different areas of expertise within audiology, psychology, and public health. I believe that an interdisciplinary approach provides a deeper understanding of the problems related to hearing loss and the development of more efficient hearing healthcare.
I am driven by being presented with a problem, and finding the best way to solve it, especially when I believe that solving the problem will have a positive impact.
I hope that the research that I am involved in will contribute to a more holistic understanding of the negative consequences of hearing impairment and eventually result in the development of optimal and personalized hearing healthcare.
I love practicing aerial sports, scuba diving in warm places, reading, eating… I am also a certified yoga teacher. I also love hanging out with my family, friends, and my two adorable free-roam rabbits.
Obviously hearing aids have advanced enormously, so I am excited to see what they’ll be like when I am old. I am also interested in the different outcome measures that are becoming popular for assessing the effects of hearing loss and hearing aids, such as the physiological measures I am using in my project. Outside the hearing field, I am interested in the advances made to find alternatives to animal testing and animal products in general.
I hope for the development of preventive and regenerative treatments for hearing loss.