In operation 24 hours a day and constantly programmed to receive, our ears are really quite amazing – when they are working well. Many researchers in Germany are exploring ideas and solutions aimed at optimising our hearing. Some are actually teaching the deaf, and even computers, to hear. In this edition we present some exciting projects. You can also read why an award-winning South Korean molecular biologist is conducting her research in Germany, learn about current funding programmes, discover our number of the month and find an answer to the fascinating question of why stars twinkle.
Newsletter: May 2017 Acoustics research