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GVP Research& Development of Sonova visits SFL


On May 23, 2016, Andi Vonlanthen, the Group Vice President Research & Development of Sonova, and Dr. Qian Jinyu, the Research & Development Director at Phonak China, visited the School of Foreign Languages(SFL) to discuss details of future cooperation with Professor Hu Kaibao, the Dean of SFL, the clinical linguistics research team and Prof. Liu Chang from University of Texas at Austin.

After visiting the ERP Lab, the Eye Movement Lab, the Psychological Behavior Lab and the Phonetics Lab of SFL, the delegation from Sonova showed great interest in the school’s performance in speech-language-hearing research. In later discussion with Professor Hu and the team, both sides agreed on a comprehensive cooperation program that combines production and research in phonetic perception and the development of relevant products, with special focus on the hearing problem of old people and children so that the need of particular groups of people could be met. Meanwhile, as a leading power in the field, Sonova would further cooperate with SFL in professional education, clinical practice, business practice and employment. Both sides were content with this meeting and the promising future it may lead to. A detailed contract would be drafted soon.

Long devoted to improving people’s problem with hearing and speech, Sonova has developed several world famous brands of hearing aids and artificial cochlea. It is leading the service industry of hearing healthcare, so the cooperation would definitely improve the school’s academic performance in speech-language-hearing research and SFL would be one step closer to the goal of serving the country and satisfying the society’s needs with language research.

Copyright: 2013 School of Foreign Languages, Shanghai Jiaotong University cross ICP No. 2010919    Technical support: :Shanghai Yi Chao