Projects

HEARING CARE ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN

A hearing healthcare guidance for professionals and policy makers.

FIRST LEGO LEAGUE 2016

FIRST LEGO League offers school children an insight into the fantastic world of technology.

150,000 STUDENTS EXPLORE THE BRAIN AND THE HEART

Science Week 2016 activates students all over Denmark, who want to immerse into science projects on the body´s two most important organs.

THE SOUNDSCAPE OF NEW YORK

With support from the Oticon Foundation, 25 Danish engineering students have been on a study trip to New York City to measure and document the sound levels in the urban environment.

DENMARK AS A PIONEER COUNTRY

A large-scale, cross-disciplinary research initiative will put Denmark at the forefront of hearing rehabilitation. “Better Hearing Rehabilitation” or just BEAR, and the purpose of the project is to increase the benefits that hearing aid users get from their hearing aids.

YOUNG SCIENTISTS

The aim of the Young Scientists programme is to find, acknowledge and challenge young talents in areas such as natural science, technology and healthcare science and to incite them to get a higher education in these areas.

A LITTLE FROG IN THE SWAMP …

In 2016, Den Blå Planet opened a new area with activities focusing on wildlife in Denmark’s waterholes. The area is particularly interesting for families, schools and institutions that will learn about all kinds of typical waterhole animals and bugs.

DRIVING MORE CHINESE TO HEAR BETTER

The Oticon Foundation has donated DKK 1.12 million to the mobile hearing clinic and equipment to be supplied by Interacoustics. The project will run for three years, and the aim is to help 6,000 people a year.

TALK TO ME NOW – READ THE BOOK

Having a child with a hearing loss, when you ‘ordered a normal child’, means a life filled with taboos and frustrations. Lova’s mother, Mette Bau, is now addressing these taboos and frustrations in her book called ‘Talk to me now – how to cope when your child has a hearing loss’.

NATIONAL SUBSCRIPTIONS

The Oticon Foundation donates money to Danmarksindsamlingen (the Danish national subscription) and Børneindsamlingen (the Danish subscription for the benefit of children).

ISRAEL SQUARE IN COPENHAGEN

In the summer of 2014, the beautiful, newly restored Israel Square in the inner city of Copenhagen was inaugurated. The Oticon Foundation has donated more than DKK 50 million to the project.

M/S MARITIME MUSEUM OF DENMARK

The Oticon Foundation also makes donations for architectural and cultural causes, including the new Maritime Museum of Denmark in Elsinore, which is placed underground and below water level in an old dry dock.

WILLIAM DEMANT – THE MAN BEHIND OTICON

Read the story of William Demant and what drove a young man to build Oticon, one of the world’s biggest hearing aid companies.

UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND IN JOHANNESBURG

The Oticon Foundation has donated almost DKK 5 million to a research project that aims to integrate audiological services into healthcare in South Africa.

THE OTICON FOUNDATION ON ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

Each year, the Oticon Foundation donates 40,000 earplugs for the Roskilde Festival, and 50 students gather information about the SPL.

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK

Technical University of Denmark has for many years received a grant from the Oticon Foundation to both learning and research facilities for youth education and Danish expertise in audio - and hear area.

SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF IN ROMANIA

19 hearing-impaired children have been changed their lives - with hearing aids, equipment and attention.

SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF IN GAMBIA

With Oticon Foundation help drive the school bus again to and from a Gambian school for the deaf and school furniture from Herfølge School has a new home.

HEARING CLINIC IN SOUTH AFRICA

Oticon Foundation supports a hearing center run by volunteers in the poor Xanthia. Foundation has donated equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss.

THE MARY FOUNDATION

Oticon Foundation is co-founder of The Mary Foundation, which combats social isolation. Princess Mary is the initiator and co-founder of the fund, which helps adults and children who experience loneliness, bullying or violence in the home.

CHILDREN IN VIETNAM AND THEIR HEARING LOSS

Oticon Foundation supports The Global Foundation for Children With Hearing Loss, which works to ensure better conditions for Vietnamese children with hearing loss.

IDA INSTITUTE

The Oticon Foundation has donated a total of 79 million to IDA Foundation, which works to create better understanding of the human aspects of hearing loss.

HEARING AIDS IN AMAZONAS

Oticon Foundation supports hearing care Viva o As in Parintins. The clinic makes hearing tests, hearing aid fitting and training in improved hygiene habits.