Dr Pascale Sandmann has been appointed Professor of Clinical Audiology at the Department of Human Medicine. She also took over as head of the Department of Audiology at the Otorhinolaryngology Department of the Evangelisches Krankenhaus Oldenburg at the same time.
Sandmann studied zoology and neuropsychology at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) and completed her doctorate in neuropsychology there in 2009. She then joined the University of Oldenburg's Department of Neuropsychology in 2010.
After three years there, she moved to the Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (MHH) to take up the position of Junior Professor of Audiological Diagnostics in the Hearing4all Cluster of Excellence. In 2015 she moved to Cologne, where she became an academic audiologist at the University Department of Otolaryngology and then head of audiology and paediatric audiology as well as audiological head of the Cochlear Implant Centre Cologne. She completed her habilitation in 2021.
Sandmann specialises in objective audiometry, which focuses on the measurement of hearing ability beyond subjective hearing tests. She also researches methods for testing the hearing and speech comprehension of cochlear implant users.