Overview

"Behind the arras hearing something stir, ..." [Hamlet, Act VI, Scene I]

Access to sound is one of the most important elements in our everyday communication. The sense of hearing is one of the finest sensory systems in nature, providing a unique ability to receive, process (and emit!) sound across a wide frequency- and intensity range.

In the the study of hearing we meet a very broad range of scales, both in terms of physical dimensions and in terms of the many scientific fields that it draws upon. The length scales we operate and perceive in our everyday environment are in the range of 10^0 to 10^3 meters. Inveatigating the iner ear, we zoom into the range of 10^-2m. When observing haircells, we need to be able to operate around 10^-5. And the displacement of the eardrum at the threshold of hearing will only move in the order of 10^-12m (less than the diameter of an atom!).

In 2020, MOH will continue its successful history to create bridges between numerous scientific fields and scientific approaches with the goal to improve our understanding of the mechanics of hearing. It will unite disciplines which often are regarded as disparate to shed light on the most fundamental aspects of sound processing. In its long history, MOH encourages participation amongst the broad community of hearing scientists to provide a stimulating and interdisciplinary environment on the highest level.

Denmark has a long history of research and development within the field of sound and hearing in both the academic and the industrial sector. The nordic flair and the unique location at the coast will provide the frame to make the next steps in understanding and appreciating the beauty and genius of nature. The workshop will provide novel insights and define the next critical problems to solve in the field.

To facilitate participation by undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and others, generous travel grants are available on a competitive basis.