Digital therapysystem to train hearing and articulation for highly hearing-impaired persons

The THERESIAH project  aims to develop a new therapy-system to train hearing and articulation of highly hearing-impaired persons. THERESIAH complements existing forms of therapy, especially for patients with a cochlear implant. Therapy with THERESIAH is software-based and uses gamification. Users are able to rise to different difficulty levels through training frequency as well as moviation- and feedback systems.

One central aspect of THERESIAH is the speech-recognition technology developed by the Fraunhofer IDMT Oldenburg. Scientists of the Division  for Hear-, Speech-, and Audiotechnology are developing speech-recogniton technology, which recognizes pathological patterns of articulation.This aims to give participants feedback about their articulation and therefore enable them to intensify their training. The project is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany.


Resonsibilities of the Fraunhofer IDMT Oldenburg

The Fraunhofer IDMT Division for Hear-, Speech-, and Audiotechnology improves speech-recognition algorithms in terms of articulation-parameters, for example tonality or hoarseness. This also means improving the automation of rating articulation.

Fraunhofer IDMT also examines, how speech can be measured by muscleactivities of the speech-apparatus. To do that, patterns found in the measurement of a electromyogram of a person with and a person without troubled articulation, are compared.


Hochschule für Gesundheit, University of Applied Sciences Bochum (hsg)

HörTech gGmbH

Universitäts-HNO-Klinik am Evangelischen Krankenhaus Oldenburg

Hörzentrum Oldenburg


Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany