Thomas Lunner is a senior scientist and research area manager of Eriksholm’s Cognitive Hearing Science research team. Additionally, he works as a part-time professor at the University of Linköping.
Recently he worked on developing cognitive methods for assessment of hearing aid signal processing where conventional speech in noise tests are insensitive, that is at high signal to noise ratios and high performance levels. He has, in collaboration with Linköping University, shown that aggressive noise reduction can improve memory for the hearing impaired. Most recently he has also worked with pupillometry in collaboration with VUMC Amsterdam to verify pupillometry as an objective means of documenting listening effort. Very excitingly, that project showed lower listening effort by means of pupillometry, most lately with the Oticon Opn.