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Ears II is the follow-up of the known EMRP Ears project which expired in May 2015. The new Ears II project started in May 2016 and receives funding from the EMPIR programme co-financed by the Participating States and from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

The website of the first EMRP Ears project is still available here.

Documents related to this first project can be found in the download section.


We regulary publish Newsletters with the latest on developments and recent results of the project. If you're interested in receiving our Newsletter then feel free to register here.

You find all our Newsletters in the download section.

Vestibular responses to low-frequency and infrasound

The ability of airborne infrasound to elicit responses from the vestibular system was studied. It is often rumoured that this non-auditory pathway is...

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Hearing threshold measurements for infrasound combined with audiosound

Since infrasound exposure on humans is usually accompanied by sound in the conventional hearing range (between 20 Hz and 20 kHz, hereafter called...

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Development of a measurement technique for airborne ultrasound

IFA and PTB now developed a first draft of a new method for measuring the exposure of a worker to ultrasound noise.

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2nd project Meeting in Oldenburg

The 2nd meeting of the complete project team was held on November 21-22 in Oldenburg (Germany). The two days were filled with interesting...

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Second Newsletter published!

The 2nd Newsletter has been published. Among others, it contains highlights on the universal ear simulator, the reference workplace, special sources...

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Special sound sources for "exotic" sounds (Infra- and Ultrasound)

Since the project focuses on the hearing sense when researching the mechanisms of airborne infrasound (IS) and ultrasound (US) perception, sources are...

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MEMS array development

A prototype device for locating sources of airborne ultrasound has been designed and produced, and is ready for testing. The device consists of an...

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