Rikke Schnack-Petersen


Head of DepartmentDr. MD, Medical audiologist and ENT specialist. 

+45 65 41 28 69

Henrik Bo Poulsen.


Dr. MD, Medical audiologist and ENT specialist. 

+45 65 41 25 39

Randi Wetke.


Dr. MD, Medical audiologist and ENT specialist. 

+45 65 41 25 36

Cornelia Andersen.


Dr. MD, Medical audiologist and ENT specialist. 

+45 65 41 25 38

Jesper Schmidt.


Dr. MD, PhD, postdoc/University of Southern Denmark and ENT specialist. 

+45 65 41 25 36

Core Tasks

The Department of Audiology is an interdisciplinary clinical department. The Department sees children and adults, both inpatients as well as outpatients.


We provide a wide range of services in the following areas:


  • Assessment, treatment, follow-up and aftercare for both children and adults with hearing loss and balance problems.

  • We offer specialist services to people from a wide age range - from babies just a few months old, to adults over the age of 80.

  • Newborn hearing screening programme.

  • Tinnitus therapy

  • Cochlear implant. Assessment and follow-up of adults. Assessment of children, but no follow-up, as CI operations on children are centralized in Aarhus and Copenhagen.

  • We also see children for the assessment of auditory processing disorder (APD)


All our services are provided by experienced staff with a high level of expertise.


We have about 58 staff members including audiologists, audiology therapists, physicians (medical audiologists and trainees) including one post. doc., oto-technicians and medical secretaries.


We work very closely with the ENT Department as well as the Department of Oncology and the H.C. Andersen Children's Hospital in Odense.


We are available via GP referral or referral from other hospitals, private ENT specialists or hearing therapists, and we cover the Region of Southern Denmark (about 1.2 million inhabitants). Our Cochlear Implant Centre is one of three centres in Denmark.


Area of expertise


Dr. Rikke Schnack-Petersen: Newborn hearing screening, pediatric audiology, APD.

Dr. Henrik Bo Poulsen: Cochlear Implant.

Dr. Randi Wetke: Electrocochleography, pediatric audiology, auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder.

Dr. Cornelia Andersen: Tinnitus.

Dr. Jesper Schmidt: Musicians (hyperacusis, tinnitus).



Diagnostic tests in audiology involve


  • Audiometry

  • Tympanometry

  • Oto-acoustic emissions

  • Auditory brainstem response

  • Visual reinforcement audiometry

  • Auditory steady state response

  • APD testing

  • Newborn hearing screening

  • Electrocochleography


The Department has developed a web-based database on neonatal hearing screening dating from Nov. 2009 and a local database on APD dating from 2011. Currently we are developing a cochlear implant database in cooperation with the ENT Department to gather information on CI follow-up from both departments.



Education and training

The Department takes part in the education and training of ENT specialists (six-month audiology training programme), audiologists (University of Southern Denmark and SDE College) and medical secretaries.



Key Figures

The Department sees about 21,500 patients each year, and the number is increasing.




You will find us in building 85, 3rd floor.



Research Areas


  • APD

  • Professional musicians - hearing and tinnitus (from 1 May 2013)

  • Newborn hearing screening

  • Musicians