A buzzing atmosphere filled the halls of Eriksholm on Wednesday.
Guests eager not to miss anything went around our venue to see for themselves what is actually going on inside the walls of our research centre in Snekkersten.
The occasion was The Danish Science Festival. Eriksholm contributed with an open house event, which allowed the guests to meet our researchers and clinicians – and see a research centre from the inside.
The guests visited different stations and especially the demonstrations of future hearing aid technology seemed to interest the crowd.
“The eye tracking demonstration was fascinating. I had no idea that was possible to do. It was incredible,” said visitor Annie Maltby, while enjoying a break and a cup of coffee between stations.
Knowledge about the future and the past
The research demonstration with the eye tracker is a step towards hearing aids which can enhance the voice of the person you are looking at. One of the guests were asked to sit in front of three loudspeakers, representing three people talking at the same time. An eye tracker followed his eyes, and whenever he looked at a specific loudspeaker, he would hear this sound louder. “I was able to hear a very clear difference,” as a guest concluded after trying the demo.
Aside from trying different tests, the guests also got a chance to talk to our research clinicians about how we work with test subjects, learn about how big data and artificial intelligence will shape future hearing aids, and get a guided tour through our hearing aid collection dating back a century.
“I thought the exhibition with all the old hearing aids was very exciting. It was interesting to see how the hearing aids developed throughout time,” said visitor Peter Larsen.