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Theme 2: Perception, Action and Control

Hearing and Implants

Donders-ACTION-CONTROL-screen thema 2Being part of the ENT clinic, our research focuses on the study of auditory processing in hearing impaired and deaf individuals in relation to stimulation mode (acoustical, vibrational, electrical). Parameters studied vary from basal functions (effectivity of stimulation modes) to subcortical processing (a.o. directional hearing) up to cortical processing (a.o. speech perception, language development). The effects of rehabilitation on experienced residual handicap are also studied.

Special attention is paid to binaural hearing, using both behavioral psychophysical testing as well as brain imaging techniques. Furthermore, plasticity in subjects with congenital deafness or hearing impairment is a recent new study topic.

New forms of rehabilitation of hearing impairment and deafness are under study like direct mechanical stimulation of the cochlea, combined electric and acoustic stimulation in high frequency deafness, bilateral electrical or mechanical stimulation.

Name: Ad Snik
Telephone: 024-3614927
Fax: 024-3540251
Visiting address: Department of Ear Nose Throat
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
Philip van Leydenlaan 15
6525 EX Nijmegen
The Netherlands
Postal address: Department of Ear Nose Throat
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
P.O. Box 9101
6500 HB Nijmegen
The Netherlands

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Research Theme 2:
Perception, Action and Decision-making

Research Group
Hearing and Implants

Principal Investigator
Prof.dr. ir. A.F.M. Snik

Group members

Scientific staff
Dr. E. Mylanus
Dr. L. Mens
Dr. A. Beynon
Dr. A. Bosman
Dr. J. Leijendeckers
Dr. M. Hol
Dr. J. Mulder

Dr. M. Agterberg
Dr. M. van Wanrooij

PhD student
L. van de Rijt
R. Nelissen