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Factsheet by Jesper Hvass Schmidt

Group name: Audiology
Group leader: Jesper Hvass Schmidt
Group members:
Consultants (MD), ass. Prof. with Ph.D: 1
Consultants (MD), ass. Prof.: 1
Consultants (MD): 2
Junior doctors: 4
Post. Doc. (audiologists): 1
Ph.D. Students: 2
Audiologists (Cand mag): 9
Associate professor: 1
Assistant professor: 1

Department & University/Hospital/Other:
Odense University Hospital (OUH) dept. of ENT and Audiology and University of Southern Denmark (SDU) Dept. of Clinical Research (audiology)
Funding sources: Inovation Fund Denmark: approx 18 mill DKK 2016-2021 (both SDU and OUH),
OUH Innovation Fund and Lighthouse Project SDU: approx 800.000 DKK 2017-2019,
GN Resound Reserch Fund: 250

Description of research:
Better Hearing Rehabilitation (BEAR): This project is a 50 mill DKK nationwide project investigating new possibilities to differentiate and treat different types of hearing loss. Today most patients are examined with an audiogram only, which only partly explains the hearing loss. The project will investigate the current audiological clinical evaluation and treatment as well as new diagnostic tests and treatment possibilities. This will lead to a new investigation and treatment strategy which will be tested in a randomized controlled trial with the existing evaluation and treatment program as comparator.

Automated app-based audiometry: This project is done in collaboration with Maersk McKinney Møller Institute, SDU. The purpose is to create and clinical validate a method for app-based home audiometry to be used to test hearing at patients’ homes. The automated audiometry will be used for the purpose to monitor hearing in patients treated with the ototoxic drug cisplatin.

Intervention program for children with tinnitus: The purpose of this study is to evaluate if an intervention with children with tinnitus can lower the impact of tinnitus.

Key publications (last 10 years):

1. Schmidt JH, Pedersen ER, Juhl PM Christensen-Dalsgaard, J, Andersen TD, Poulsen T, Baelum J 2011 Sound exposure of symphony orchestra musicians. Ann Occup Hyg. 2011;55:893-905

2. Schmidt JH, Brandt C, Pedersen ER, Christensen-Dalsgaard, J, Andersen TD, Poulsen T, Baelum J. 2014. A user-operated audiometry method based on the maximum likelihood principle and the two-alternative forced-choice paradigm.” Int. J. Audiol. 2014; 53: 383-391

3. Schmidt JH, Pedersen ER, Paarup HM, Christensen-Dalsgaard, J, Andersen TD, Poulsen T, Baelum J. 2014. ”Hearing Loss in Relation to Sound Exposure of Symphony Orchestra Musicians” Ear Hear. 35:448-460

4. Schmidt J, Klokker M. 2014 “Health effects related to wind turbine noise exposure: A Systematic review.” PLoS One. 9 (12):e114183

5. Nemholt SS, Schmidt JH, Wedderkopp N, Baguley D 2015” Prevalence of tinnitus and/or hyperacusis in children and adolescents: study protocol for a systematic review.” BMJ Open 5:e006649. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006649

6. Nemholt SS, Schmidt JH, Wedderkopp N, Baguley D 2016” Prevalence of tinnitus and hyperacusis in children and adolescents: a systematic review.” BMJ Open 6(6):e010596. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010596.5

7. Korsager LE, Schmidt JH, Faber C, Wanscher JH 2016 ” Reliability and comparison of gain values with occurrence of saccades in the EyeSeeCam video head impulse test (vHIT). Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 273(12):4273-4279

8. Rosing SN, Kapandais A, Schmidt JH, Baguley 2016 DM. ”Demographic data, referral patterns and interventions used for children and adolescents with tinnitus and hyperacusis in Denmark. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 89:112-20

Other outputs:
Patent application: WO2010139760A2 System and method for conducting an alternative forced choice hearing test

Key collaborations:
SDU, Maersk McKinney Møller Institute, Institute of Clinical Research, Aalborg Universiy, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Aalborg University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Delta, Widex, Oticon, GN Hearing.

We have equipments for conduction hearing tests with headphones and free field in a sound proofed booth as well as an anechoic chamber. We can do tests both with speech and tones as well as in quiet and noise. These tests are subjective hearing tests. Severel tests related to hearing such as auditory brain stem response, auditory steady state response, otocaoustic emisions, wide band tymponometry, cochleography are aavailable. These tests are all objecive hearing tests assesing different parts of the hearing system.

Department of Clinical Research - Faculty of Health Sciences - University of Southern Denmark

  • Campusvej 55
  • Odense M - DK-5230
  • Phone: +45 6550 9254

Last Updated 29.03.2022