“On the big picture side, I hope for some game-changing sustainable technologies. We need to shift the focus towards solutions that are kind to the planted – tackling climate change head-on and cutting down our environmental footprint.”
Eriksholm Research Centre is part of Oticon, a world leader in hearing care. We share the same philosophy that people are our main source of insights. Therefore, we are committed to making audiological discoveries with the potential to significantly enhance end-user benefits in future hearing care.
At Eriksholm Research Centre we strive to identify means of improving the listening experience for people using hearing solutions. We do this by exploring how the brain processes sound and by uncovering parameters which determine the individual’s listening experience.
We engage in close collaborations with world leading academic research institutions. By bringing experts together, we are able to create mutually beneficial research synergies and open up new lines of inquiry in the broader research community.
By engaging in continuous dialogue with a large number of people living with hearing loss and the care professionals dedicated to helping them, we are able to maintain a deep understanding of the real-life implications of hearing loss and gauge the impact of our ideas with real people in their everyday lives.
The result is a team of multi-disciplinary staff able to identify and demonstrate new opportunities within audiology, signal processing and behavioral science.
Eriksholm Research Centre was established in 1976 with the purpose of physically detaching a handful of engineers from the shorter-term, product-based research in Oticon’s research and development department and allow them the opportunity to do longer-term and more basic research at a separate location for potential, later application in hearing solutions.
Today more than 40 scientists do research within three different, but still closely connected areas: Personalized audiology, Cognitive hearing effort compensation, and Intent controlled hearing technologies. We have four designated laboratories, two clinics for hearing-rehabilitation of our more than 300 test subjects, and an auditorium for dissemination of our findings.
The Eriksholm Collection charts the history of hearing aids and hosts a unique collection of mechanical, electrical, and electronic instruments.
As one of the most complete collections in the world, the Eriksholm Collection provides an impressive overview of the advances in hearing-aid technology over more than a century. In addition to more than 800 historic hearing aids, the collection also contains about 50 different brands of mechanical devices from the US and Europe, dating from 1800 to 1950. The Eriksholm Collection charts the history of hearing aids and hosts a unique collection of mechanical, electrical, and electronic instruments.
We benefit from collaborating with potential future scientists. That is why we regularly invite master and PhD students to spend time at Eriksholm as interns or to carry out experiments for and writing their thesis.
Eriksholm Research Centre’s team of multi-talented professionals is dedicated to identifying and demonstrating new opportunities within audiology, signal processing and behavioural science. PhD students contribute greatly to our overall scientific advancement. Meet them here.