Eriksholm's research is grouped into themes, which span the broad scope of our mission.

Although all of the research at Eriksholm originates with our mission, a very broad spread of topics is being investigated. We organise these under three strategic, mega-trend inspired research themes: Cognitive Hearing Science, Augmented Hearing Science, and Social Hearing Science.

Eriksholm’s mission provides clear guidance about what we aim to achieve. At the same time it provides a high degree of freedom for us to pursue avenues of research in a wide range of topics, as opportunities and potential benefits arise and change over time.

To ensure future relevance of our work, we have taken inspiration from current mega-trends in audiology and defined three strategic research areas: Augmented Hearing Science, Social Hearing Science, and Cognitive Hearing Science.

Under the strategic research area you will find that we have organised our activities into eight general themes. Some of these themes are instantly recognisable as topic areas of long-standing importance, which any serious hearing-aid research group should be working on. Other themes reflect areas which have been the subject of a more unique focus at Eriksholm.

Nevertheless, Eriksholm’s research activities in practice are intricately linked across themes, and many studies address issues in multiple themes simultaneously. Browsing the descriptions of our studies will lead you via links into other themes. This reflects the multi-disciplinary nature of the work we are doing, and the strength which we achieve by having people in the same group working on diverse questions.

Cognitive Hearing Science

Research in Cognitive Hearing Science aims at finding correlations between physiological activities and cognitive processes challenged by hearing impairment. These cognitive processes include attention and listening efforts, and we are working on ways to quantify these processes using advanced Electroencephalography (EEG) medical measurements and pupillometry, that are capable of detecting real-time neurological responses.

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Augmented Hearing Science

The processing of sound in hearing devices combines knowledge of how people with hearing impairment process sounds and knowledge of what hearing devices will soon become able to do. The essence in Augmented Hearing Science is the focus on problems that people with hearing impairment experience in their daily life and we continuously strive to solve these problems through innovation that combines research in hearing science and semi-conductor technologies.

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Social Hearing Science

Social Hearing Science is about understanding the impacts of hearing loss on social engagement and connectedness, and about changing hearing health behaviors to increase awareness of hearing loss, uptake, and use of hearing technologies. In this way, we will optimize engagement between people with hearing loss, their family and friends, and their hearing care providers.

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Eriksholm workshops

The Oticon Foundation established the Eriksholm Workshop series for gathering small groups of experts in audiology and hearing science to have focused discussion and exchange of information about an important area of study for the purpose of describing the topic, suggesting areas for further study, and, if appropriate, developing a consensus statement.

  • 2019

    Eriksholm Workshop on Ecologically Valid Assessments of Hearing and Hearing Devices

    Snekkersten, Denmark

  • 2015

    Eriksholm Workshop on Hearing impairment and Cognitive Energy

    Snekkersten, Denmark

  • 2012

    Eriksholm Workshop on Wideband Absorbance Measures of the Middle Ear

    Oregon, USA

  • 2003

    Eriksholm Workshop on Candidature and Delivery of Audiological Services

    Snekkersten, Denmark

  • 1999

    Eriksholm Workshop on Self-Reported Outcome Measures in Audiological Rehabilitation including HAs

    Snekkersten, Denmark

  • 1995

    Eriksholm Workshop on Auditory Deprivation and Acclimatization

    Snekkersten, Denmark