Oldenburg Branch for Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology HSA

News and Upcoming Events

Press Release / 23.5.2022

Seeing speech

New algorithms from Fraunhofer IDMT form the basis for the »Dialogue Detection« in Steinberg Media Technologies’ latest version of its audio post-production software Nuendo.

Press Release / 18.5.2022

Under pressure...

Hannover Messe 2022: Detecting pneumatic actuator leakage by means of intelligent audio technology and innovative AI methods

Press Release / 27.4.2022

When speaking is difficult

A app-based learning system is being developed within »HiSSS« that can be used in therapy of speech disorders after a stroke.

News / 7.3.2022

Inaugural visit of the president of the University of Oldenburg

The Oldenburg Branch for Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology HSA can look back on many years of familiar cooperation with the University of Oldenburg. We have welcomed Prof. Dr. Bruder, the new President of the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg for his inaugural visit at the HSA.

Press Release / 7.12.2021

Scientist from Oldenburg wins award

Stepan Shishkin wins with his first paper about »Active Learning for Sound Event Classification using Monte-Carlo Dropout and PANN Embeddings« at the DCASE 2021 Workshop the Best Student Paper Award.

Press Release / 4.11.2021

Speech recognition for the hospitality sector

Fraunhofer IDMT is making an important contribution to the digitalization of the hospitality sector within the newly established Foodservice Digital Hub.

Press Release / 2.11.2021

Better understanding

Tonmeistertagung 2021: Fraunhofer IDMT presents solutions for analyzing, evaluating and improving speech intelligibility.

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Research Areas

 

Individual sound quality and good speech intelligibility

Our research and development work is concerned with solutions for personalized sound experiences and individually optimized speech intelligibility.

 

Mobile Neurotechnologies

The group "Mobile Neurotechnologies« is working on discreet EEG systems for the analysis of brain activity - e.g. for safe workplace design or for use in health applications.

 

 

Speech Recognition for Products and Processes

Speech detection systems allow operation of technical systems without visual or physical contact. The speech recognition technology of the Fraunhofer IDMT functions robustly - with and without an internet connection.

 

Audio System Technology

From initial idea to design and construction of the demonstrator to acoustic end-of-line inspection: We can develop audio system solutions for you according to your individual requirements and help you with hardware design, selection of components and algorithms as well as software applications.

 

Machine listening for smart decisions

With us, you use the acoustic fingerprint of events to make intelligent decisions automatically - for your processes and products.

 

Audio Signal Enhancement

Make use of our specialist expertise and let us develop software and hardware for you to improve your acoustic signals – for audio signals with real added value.

 

Assistive Speech and Language Analysis

The development and utilisation of digital speech processing technologies can make an important contribution to individual capacity for verbal communication.

 

Evaluation and User Studies

A central aspect of assistive technology development is integration of users. A database with over 2,400 test persons is available at the Oldenburg location for evaluation studies

Range of Services

  • Research cooperations, development services and consulting
  • Contract research up to prototype production
  • Customer-specific adaptation of Fraunhofer developments
  • Measuring and evaluation methods
  • Evaluation and user studies

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Management

Birger Kollmeier

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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. med. Birger Kollmeier

Director, Oldenburg Branch for Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology HSA

Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT
Marie-Curie-Straße 2
26129 Oldenburg, Germany

Phone +49 441 2172-301

Fax +49 441 2172-450

Jens-E. Appell

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Dr. rer. nat. Jens-E. Appell

Head of Department, Oldenburg Branch for Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology HSA

Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT
Marie-Curie-Straße 2
26129 Oldenburg

Phone +49 441 2172-401

Fax +49 441 2172-450

Contact Persons

Christian Colmer

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Christian Colmer

Head of Marketing and Communication Oldenburg Branch for Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology HSA

Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT
Marie-Curie-Straße 2
26129 Oldenburg, Germany

Phone +49 441 2172-436

Fax +49 441 2172-450

Danilo Hollosi

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Danilo Hollosi

Head of Acoustic Event Detection

Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT
Marie-Curie-Straße 2
26129 Oldenburg, Germany

Phone +49 441 36116-837

Fax +49 441 2172-450

Jan Rennies-Hochmuth

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Dr. Jan Rennies-Hochmuth

Head of Personalized Hearing Systems

Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT
Marie-Curie-Straße 2
26129 Oldenburg, Germany

Phone +49 441 2172-433

Fax +49 441 2172-450

Christian Rollwage

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Christian Rollwage

Head of Audio Signal Enhancement

Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT
Marie-Curie-Straße 2
26129 Oldenburg, Germany

Phone +49 441 36116-841

Fax +49 441 2172-450

Laura Tuschen

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Laura Tuschen

Head of Assistive Speech and Language Analysis

Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT
Marie-Curie-Straße 2
26129 Oldenburg, Germany

Phone +49 441 36116-162

Fax +49 441 2172-450

Jan Wellmann

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Jan Wellmann

Head of Audio System Technology & Automatic Speech Recognition

Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT
Marie-Curie-Straße 2
26129  Oldenburg, Germany

Phone +49 441 36116-841

Fax +49 441 2172-450

Insa Wolf

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Dr.-Ing. Insa Wolf

Head of Mobile Neurotechnologies

Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT
Marie-Curie-Straße 2
26129 Oldenburg, Germany

Phone +49 441 36116-842

Fax +49 441 2172-450

Founded in 2008 by Prof. Dr. Dr. Birger Kollmeier and Dr. Jens-E. Appell, the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT’s Branch for Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology HSA stands for market-oriented research and development with a focus on the following areas:

  • Speech and event recognition
  • Sound quality and speech intelligibility
  • Mobile neurotechnology and systems for networked healthcare

With in-house expertise in the development of hardware and software systems for audio system technology and signal enhancement, over 90 employees at the Oldenburg site are responsible for transferring scientific findings into practical, customer-oriented solutions.

Through scientific cooperation, the institute is closely linked to the Carl von Ossietzky University, Jade University of Applied Sciences, and the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer. Fraunhofer IDMT is a partner in the »Hearing4all« cluster of excellence.

The further development of the institute’s branch is funded by the Ministry of Science and Culture of the German State of Lower Saxony and the Volkswagen Foundation within the »Vorab« program.