ORCA Europe is a research laboratory focusing on hearing aids and hearing aid fitting. ORCA is an acronym for “Office of Research in Clinical Amplification”. The director of this research group is Dr. Karolina Smeds. The Danish hearing aid manufacturer Widex A/S is financing the research for ORCA Europe and its sister facility ORCA USA. The mission for ORCA Europe is to undertake and communicate research projects documenting hearing aid performance in clinical studies.