Eriksholm Research Centre is located in Elsinore, 50 km from William Demant's headquarter. The location away from the company´s headquarter facilitates the mind-set and working environment necessary for carrying out good long-term and in-depth research, but at the same time there is a constant flow of people and ideas between Eriksholm and the headquarter.
A very broad spread of topics is being investigated at Eriksholm, well organised under three strategic, mega-trend inspired research themes: Cognitive Hearing Science, eHealth, and Advanced Algorithms.
A strong culture of scientific enquiry characterizes Eriksholm
Eriksholm engages in close collaboration with academic research groups from all over the world, and the vast majority of Eriksholm's research is published and presented at academic conferences. This reflects the fact that the researchers at Eriksholm are more concerned with understanding and discovery than with direct product development. Nevertheless, knowledge gained at Eriksholm feeds strongly into the innovations made in product development teams at headquarter.
A strong culture of scientific enquiry characterizes Eriksholm. Questions are never too complicated to ask. The atmosphere is one of individual learning and challenge, but with a strong team spirit. Research staff disciplines include audiology, psychoacoustics, acoustics, signal processing and anthropology.
In addition to the permanent staff, Eriksholm always has a number of MSc or PhD students.
Senior scientist Thomas Lunner appointed as Fellow
By his significant research in connecting hearing with cognition, BrainHearingTM, Eriksholm scientist Thomas Lunner has shown that hearing aids can reduce listening effort and provide the brain with better conditions to make sense of sound, thus putting less strain on the brain. Based on the research collaborations Thomas Lunner has been part of driving, William Demant company Oticon has created features in the Opn hearing aid, which significantly improves how much people can remember from speech heard in noise, thus empowering the end-user to stay active, involved and engaged.
The unique benefits of 20% reduced listening effort, 20% better recall of the conversation and 30% better speech understanding with an Oticon Opn hearing aid would not have been possible without Thomas Lunner’s contribution. Read more about the honoring of Thomas Lunner.
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