Norbert Dillier is the Head of the Laboratory of Experimental Audiology at the ENT Department of the University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. He holds a Diploma in electrical engineering (1974) as well as a Ph.D. degree in technical sciences (1978) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ). He is a Lecturer at the University of Zurich (Habilitation, 1996) and at the ETHZ and member of several international professional societies, associations, and journals' editorial boards. His research focuses on improvements of the function of auditory prostheses such as cochlear implants, auditory brainstem implants, as well as conventional and implantable hearing aids. Major goals are to enhance the speech discrimination performance, especially in noisy environments and to improve the sound quality for music perception with these devices. New methods for programing and speech processor fitting especially for very young children using objective electrophysiologic measurement procedures and the use of bilateral electrical or the combined electrical acoustical stimulation for improved localization and speech recognition in noise are other important areas of his research.
Biography Updated on 16 November 2004