The Senior Citizens' Academy of the TU Ilmenau opens up to all citizens and is now called "TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus"

Our next lecture

Friday, October 07, 2022, 3:00 p.m., X-ray building

Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Brandenburg Brandenburg Labs GmbH Ilmenau

TheraTin - Theranostics of Tinnitus via Headphones

In Europe alone, about 46 million people suffer from tinnitus. Those affected perceive sounds to which no real sound source can be assigned. Many perceive this as a restriction of the quality of life. Conventional treatments, such as hearing and behavioral therapies, are controversial and their effectiveness is often not scientifically proven. The research project TheraTin by Brandenburg Labs and TU Ilmenau promises several advantages - for the therapist and the affected person. The previously subjective identification of causes will be more objectified. The measurement of the electrical activity of the brain with the help of EEG sensors in the headphones and the automatic analysis of the brain signals supports an objective assessment of the tinnitus by the therapist. For the person affected, hearing with the headphones, which work on the basis of the so-called plausible spatial sound synthesis that has been significantly developed in Ilmenau, is a great relief. Through the immersive listening experience, he no longer perceives the virtual sound sources in his head, but in the room. Since those affected can use the headphones at home or in other places, they are also independent of location.

Current notes

Pre-registration for participation in the events is not required.

For further information, please contact us by e-mail at or by phone at 03677 69-4675.

Fall semester 2022

The events take place in the rooms of the Georg Schmidt Technical Center of the University of Ilmenau, Weimarer Straße, each Friday at 15:00 (see General Information - Map of the TU Ilmenau).

The following dates are planned for the spring semester 2023:

24.02. / 03.03. / 10.03. / 17.03. / 24.03. / 31.03. / 14.04. / 21.04. / 28.04. / 05.05. / 12.05. / 26.05. / 02.06. / 09.06.2023

In addition, there will probably be one more date for an excursion.

Review of previous semesters

"Will drones fall on our heads in the future?", "Artificial intelligence - public perception and risk communication" or "The digitalization wave in medical care: Claim and Reality": The range of content covered by the TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus is diverse and includes socio-political and cultural-political topics, natural sciences and humanities, technical, economic, medical, historical and cultural topics.

In the review of previous semesters you will find an overview of the events and topics of the past years.

Review of previous semesters

General information