Martin Kinkel, Dipl-Phys., PhD; born 1959 in Ludwigshafen/Rh. Since 1990 Study of Physics in Göttingen, 1987 Diploma with a thesis on discrimination of interaural level and time differences in normal hearing subjects. 1990 PhD with a thesis on relation between parameters of binaural hearing in normal hearing and hearing impaired subjects. After PhD one year as a post-doc at the III. Physikal. Institut and the ENT-clinic of the University Göttingen. Since 1991 head of R&D at KIND Hörgeräte, the market leading dispensing chain for hearing instruments in Germany. Main fields of R&D projects are audiometric measurement methods, fitting methods for hearing instruments and outcome measurements. Since 1997 safety officer for medical devices at KIND Hörgeräte. Since 2010 member of the Audiology group for audifon and KIND.
Current address: KIND Hörgeräte, Kokenhorststraße 3-5, D-30938 Burgwedel, Germany, E-Mail email@example.com, http://www.kind.com.