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2019 Guyot Prize Ceremony and Symposium, ‘Advances in Biological Otology’, 29 Oct 2019

2019 Guyot Prize Ceremony and Symposium will take place at UMCG on 29 October 2019. We have a wonderful program! It is open to everyone, but registration required.

The Guyot Prize is the oldest scientific prize offered by the University of Groningen, and it is awarded for outstanding achievements in auditory science and otology. This year it will be awarded to prof. Tobias Moser for his contribution to our understanding of the synapses in the inner ear and to the development of an optogenetic cochlear implant. We will celebrate this prize with a symposium, ‘Advances in Biological Otology’.

Auditory Seminar, 18 October 2019, Dr. Sarah Michiels, Univ. Antwerp

Somatosensory tinnitus: diagnosis and treatment options
Dr. Sarah Michiels

Universiteit Antwerpen, Departement revalidatiewetenschappen en kinesitherapie, Department NKO, hoofd-hals heelkunde en communicatiepathologie.
Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen, Dienst Neus-keel-oorziekten.

Date: 18 Oct 2019, FRIDAY
Time: 14:00 hr
Location: Onderwijscentrum Lokaal 5, UMCG
Broadcasting link:

Thomas Koelewijn and Laura Rachman join the VICI project.

We were lucky to have two new researchers, Thomas Koelewijn and Laura Rachman, who joined us for the VICI project. After earlier work on audiovisual perception and attention, Thomas has been very productive in listening effort in normal and impaired hearing, especially in utilizing pupillometry. Laura joined us with her expertise on processing of vocal emotion cues, and the computer transformation of these cues as a research tool.

Welcome Thomas and Laura to db SPL Lab!

PhD Defense, Nawal El Boghdady, 24 June 2019, 11:00: “On the color of voices: The relationship between cochlear implant users’ voice cue perception and speech intelligibility in cocktail-party scenarios”

Nawal El Boghdady will defend her thesis: “On the color of voices: The relationship between cochlear implant users’ voice cue perception and speech intelligibility in cocktail-party scenarios” on 24 June 2019, 11:00.

The ceremony will take place at the Aula of the RUG Academy Building.

There will be a celebration seminar on 25 June, “Revisiting voice and speech perception in cochlear implant users.” Detailed info is here.

Auditory Seminar 25 June 2019: Revisiting Voice and Speech Perception in Cochlear Implant Users (Dr. Monita Chatterjee, Dr. Hartmut Meister, Dr. Nawal El Boghdady)


  • 10:00 Opening remarks
  • 10:10 Dr. Monita Chatterjee, Boystown National Research Hospital, USA, “Cochlear implants: adaptation and plasticity in voice pitch, emotional prosody and lexical tones.
  • 11:00 Prof. Hartmut Meister, University of Cologne, Germany, “Voice and speech perception in cochlear implant recipients
  • 11:50 Coffee Break
  • 12:00 drs. Nawal El Boghdady, RUG/UMCG, Netherlands, “On the Color of Voices: the relationship between speech-on-speech and voice perception in cochlear implant users”

Date: 25 June 2019, TUESDAY
Time: 10:00 hr
Location: Panoramazaal, UMCG
Organizer: Drs. Nawal El Boghdady
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