Overview

Company

Since foundation in 1986, HEAD acoustics has been a reliable partner wherever acoustics,... 

Since foundation in 1986, HEAD acoustics has been a reliable partner wherever acoustics, vibrations, or speech, audio and sound quality play an important role. We are not only one of the world’s leading companies in the comprehensive analysis of sound and vibration; our expertise and pioneering role in the measurement and optimization of speech and audio quality in all areas of communications technology are also recognized worldwide. Our customers value the combination of cutting-edge measurement technology with decades of experience in an industrial setting. With our hardware and software, we offer scalable solutions for the specific problems posed by a wide variety of applications. As a service, our experts develop acoustic optimization approaches – in close cooperation with our customers and tailored to their individual needs.

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Since foundation in 1986, HEAD acoustics has been a reliable partner wherever acoustics, vibrations, or speech, audio and sound quality play an important role. We are not only one of the world’s leading companies in the comprehensive analysis of sound and vibration; our expertise and... 

Since foundation in 1986, HEAD acoustics has been a reliable partner wherever acoustics, vibrations, or speech, audio and sound quality play an important role. We are not only one of the world’s leading companies in the comprehensive analysis of sound and vibration; our expertise and pioneering role in the measurement and optimization of speech and audio quality in all areas of communications technology are also recognized worldwide. Our customers value the combination of cutting-edge measurement technology with decades of experience in an industrial setting. With our hardware and software, we offer scalable solutions for the specific problems posed by a wide variety of applications. As a service, our experts develop acoustic optimization approaches – in close cooperation with our customers and tailored to their individual needs.

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Management

Shareholder and Managing Director Research Sound, Vibration and Perception

Professor Klaus Genuit founded HEAD acoustics in 1986. In his role as Managing Director, he is responsible for the area of Research Sound, Vibration & Perception. Klaus Genuit is an Honorary Professor at RWTH Aachen University and a member of various international acoustics associations such as AES, ASJ, JSAE, SAE, DEGA and ASA. As an active member of working groups at the DIN and ISO, he supports the standardization of measurement regulations and psychoacoustic parameters.

Managing Director Telecom

Dr. Hans W. Gierlich is the head of the Telecom Division and is responsible for research, development, sales and services in this area. Hans W. Gierlich is an active member of various standardization bodies – including ITU-T, 3GPP, GCF, IEEE, TIA, CTIA, DKE and VDA – and is the chairman of the ETSI Technical Committee for “Speech and Multimedia Transmission Quality”. Hans W. Gierlich joined the company in 1989 as vice president and built up the telecom division. 2014 he was appointed as management director.

Managing Director

Stephan Noth manages the activities of Human Resources, Finance & Controlling, Production, Central Services and Quality Management at HEAD acoustics worldwide. In addition to building business relationships domestically and internationally, he acts as a direct contact person for the subsidiaries and sales partners. He was appointed to the management team of HEAD acoustics GmbH in 2016.

Managing Director Sound, Vibration and Perception

Dr. Aulis Telle is responsible for development, sales and services in the area of Sound, Vibration and Perception. The specialist in digital signal processing and acoustic measurement technology who holds a doctorate in electrical engineering was appointed to the management team in 2017.


HEAD acoustics worldwide

Customer proximity is an integral part of our corporate strategy. Employees from over 36 countries are spread across seven subsidiaries in China, France, Italy, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States of America – as well as the headquarters in Germany.

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Research & Development

Soundscape, sound perception, simulation methods, psychoacoustics, and communication and... 

Soundscape, sound perception, simulation methods, psychoacoustics, and communication and audio quality are just some of the topics that our research and development departments concern themselves with. HEAD acoustics attaches great importance to the continuous expansion of research and development. For their work, the teams have access to cutting-edge technology and well-equipped testing rooms. The close interconnection between research and development allows us to quickly implement new ideas, algorithms and methods in our products. This way, we ensure that our product range is always up to date and literally meets every standard. We are involved in a wide variety of national and international projects and cooperate with universities and other scientific institutions.

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Soundscape, sound perception, simulation methods, psychoacoustics, and communication and audio quality are just some of the topics that our research and development departments concern themselves with. HEAD acoustics attaches great importance to the continuous expansion of research and... 

Soundscape, sound perception, simulation methods, psychoacoustics, and communication and audio quality are just some of the topics that our research and development departments concern themselves with. HEAD acoustics attaches great importance to the continuous expansion of research and development. For their work, the teams have access to cutting-edge technology and well-equipped testing rooms. The close interconnection between research and development allows us to quickly implement new ideas, algorithms and methods in our products. This way, we ensure that our product range is always up to date and literally meets every standard. We are involved in a wide variety of national and international projects and cooperate with universities and other scientific institutions.

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Publications

Since HEAD acoustics was founded, a multitude of doctoral, diploma and master’s theses... 

Since HEAD acoustics was founded, a multitude of doctoral, diploma and master’s theses as well as more than 500 scientific publications have been produced. Our publications, which are also the product of various cooperations with universities, scientific institutions, laboratories and industries, bear witness to over 30 years of well-founded scientific work. The topics of the publications reflect our wide field of research and development: from signal processing to environmental noise, simulation, and speech or audio quality right through to binaural technology.

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Since HEAD acoustics was founded, a multitude of doctoral, diploma and master’s theses as well as more than 500 scientific publications have been produced. Our publications, which are also the product of various cooperations with universities, scientific institutions, laboratories and... 

Since HEAD acoustics was founded, a multitude of doctoral, diploma and master’s theses as well as more than 500 scientific publications have been produced. Our publications, which are also the product of various cooperations with universities, scientific institutions, laboratories and industries, bear witness to over 30 years of well-founded scientific work. The topics of the publications reflect our wide field of research and development: from signal processing to environmental noise, simulation, and speech or audio quality right through to binaural technology.

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Standardization

Our involvement in various committees for international standardization is of great... 

Our involvement in various committees for international standardization is of great importance. Our goal is to make the results of our fundamental work public and to provide them in standardized form. The development of our own products is closely interconnected with our work on standardization to enable us to offer standards-compliant solutions in a timely manner. These include software and hardware products for the measurement and analysis of communication quality, psychoacoustics or soundscapes, for sound field simulation, and complete systems that allow complex, standards-compliant measurements of a wide variety of products.

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Our involvement in various committees for international standardization is of great importance. Our goal is to make the results of our fundamental work public and to provide them in standardized form. The development of our own products is closely interconnected with our work on... 

Our involvement in various committees for international standardization is of great importance. Our goal is to make the results of our fundamental work public and to provide them in standardized form. The development of our own products is closely interconnected with our work on standardization to enable us to offer standards-compliant solutions in a timely manner. These include software and hardware products for the measurement and analysis of communication quality, psychoacoustics or soundscapes, for sound field simulation, and complete systems that allow complex, standards-compliant measurements of a wide variety of products.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

As a medium-sized company in the Aachen city region, we take responsibility: we have... 

As a medium-sized company in the Aachen city region, we take responsibility: we have been involved in social projects for years through sponsorships and targeted assistance. In doing so, we support regional campaigns for disadvantaged children, integration projects, sporting events and educational and creative events for children and young people. The entire team at HEAD acoustics GmbH takes part through annual fundraising campaigns.

In addition, Professor Genuit founded the HEAD-Genuit Foundation back in 2008. It supports people, projects, and scientific and research institutes that are taking a stand for an improved acoustic environment. Endowed professorships, doctoral students and postdoc positions are also supported, along with campaigns and projects that facilitate scientific exchanges and improvements in acoustic quality in the environment.

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As a medium-sized company in the Aachen city region, we take responsibility: we have been involved in social projects for years through sponsorships and targeted assistance. In doing so, we support regional campaigns for disadvantaged children, integration projects, sporting events and... 

As a medium-sized company in the Aachen city region, we take responsibility: we have been involved in social projects for years through sponsorships and targeted assistance. In doing so, we support regional campaigns for disadvantaged children, integration projects, sporting events and educational and creative events for children and young people. The entire team at HEAD acoustics GmbH takes part through annual fundraising campaigns.

In addition, Professor Genuit founded the HEAD-Genuit Foundation back in 2008. It supports people, projects, and scientific and research institutes that are taking a stand for an improved acoustic environment. Endowed professorships, doctoral students and postdoc positions are also supported, along with campaigns and projects that facilitate scientific exchanges and improvements in acoustic quality in the environment.

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