Oticon Drive

M.Sc. Thesis


I wrote my Engineering Master’s thesis in partnership with Oticon, one of the world’s leading hearing aid manufacturers. My team mate and I designed and built a fully working hardware- and software prototype of a wireless hearing aid system for improving the user experience for hearing aid users in cars, effectively reducing the cognitive load of trying to follow conversations with a hearing loss. 

The system was fully integrated into the vehicle (a Volvo V50), and provided Bluetooth connectivity, two directional microphones, and individual volume control of the car stereo for the hearing aid user. The control unit used a dynamically configurable haptic rotary unit and was mounted in the center console. The design was patented globally.


M.Sc. Eng thesis project, 2-person team