Research Projects with Spatial Audio Focus

Current Publicly Funded Research Projects

Brandenburg Labs actively participates in tenders for research projects as a partner and project coordinator. In many of our current projects we are closely working together with the Technische Universität Ilmenau to combine our expertise with years of experience in the field of research in audio technology at the University. Within those projects, Brandenburg Labs always sets a strong focus on the further development of state of the art spatial audio technology in order to create new and innovative applications and use cases.

You are working on a tender for a research project and you are looking for a partner with expertise in spatial audio? Feel free to get in touch to tell us more about the project.


Research and prototypical development of acoustically transparent headphones with integrated microphone arrays

One of our latest projects is dedicated to the research and prototypical development of acoustically transparent headphones with integrated microphone arrays. This work is in preparation for "Personalized Auditory Reality" (PARty) headphones, which allow an extension of the users real listening environment. Virtual sound sources will integrate seamlessly into the real listening environment and, vice versa, sound sources are selectively masked. The project deals with the research and development of transducers and signal processing algorithms for embedded usage in such intelligent headphones and related systems. The focus is particularly on acoustic transparency. The project is supported by the Free State of Thuringia with financial resources from the European Social Fund (ESF). As the project is part of the promotion of research and development in Thuringian companies and research institutions (R&D personnel directive), we are very happy to welcome Cristina to our team, who will be dedicating her time to the project.


TheraTin: Theranostics and therapy of tinnitus using spatial hearing

Tinnitus is a widespread phenomenon which can heavily affect the quality of life of those suffering from it. Often, the cause cannot clearly be identified, and many treatment options are not scientifically proven. TheraTin uses new reproduction methods for spatial audio via headphones as well as the linking of diagnosis and therapy (theranostics) for the treatment of tinnitus. This has many advantages, it extends known therapy methods by the possibility of sound reproduction without loudspeakers and the clinical picture can be identified more objectively and treated in close connection. Consequently this will increase the quality of the treatment.