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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Auditory Seminar (double) 20 June 2019, Dr. David Moore, Dr. Lisa Hunter, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, University of Cincinnati, USA

Benefits of Extended High Frequency Hearing (EHF),
Dr. Dave Moore

Effects of Ototoxicity and Otitis Media on EHF Hearing
Dr. Lisa Hunter

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, University of Cincinnati, USA

Date: 20 June 2019, THURSDAY
Time: 12:30 hr
Location: Lokaal 10, Onderwijscentrum, UMCG
Organized by: Prof. Pim van Dijk

WAS-dag in Groningen, 29 May 2019

The next WAS-dag (Meeting Werkgemeenschap Auditief Systeem) will take place in Groningen, on 29 May 2019.


  • 10:25 Artificial mechanosensory lateral lines: from sensing principles to sensing applications, Ben Wolf, Sietse van Netten (RUG)
  • 10:55  Functional Organization of Excitatory and Inhibitory Neurons in the Mouse Dorsal Inferior Colliculus revealed by Two-Photon Microscopy, Aaron B. Wong, Alba M. Esteban, J. Gerard G. Borst (Erasmus MC)
  • 11:45 Assessing the level of consciousness for individual patients using complex, statistical sounds, B. Englitz, U. Gorska (Donders Institute, Nijmegen)
  • 12:15 Multisensory spatial recalibration of auditory localization after simulated conductive asymmetrical hearing loss. Nathan Van der Stoep, Stefan Van der Stigchel, & Mark T. Wallace. (UU, Utrecht)
  • 13:30 School-age children’s development in sensitivity to voice gender cues is dissociated. Leanne Nagels, Etienne Gaudrain, Debi Vickers, Petra Hendriks, and Deniz Başkent (Groningen, UCL)
  • 14:00 Neural coding of the sound envelope is changed in the inferior colliculus immediately following acoustic trauma. Amarins Heeringa en Pim van Dijk (Groningen, Oldenburg)
  • 14:50 Interaction between the ipsi- and contralateral inputs at the Medial Superior Olive. Yarmo Mackenbach, Gerard Borst en Marcel van der Heijden (Erasmus MC, Rotterdam)
  • 15:20 An Evaluation of A Psychoacoustic Model of The Changing-state Hypothesis. Toros Senan, Armin Kohlrausch (Eindhoven)