Prof. dr. ir. Johan Frijns
Professor Johan Frijns a physicist and ENT-surgeon ar the department of Otorhinolaryngology, Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC). His main research direction is otology and auditory physics with special emphasis on cochlear implantation.
"My aspiration is to translate the results of fundamental research (e.g., computational modeling) into clinically applicable methods and techniques (such as speech processing strategies or electrode designs)."
Stephanie is following a training programme at the Leiden University Medical Centre, in order to become an ENT specialist. She is interested in the older group (9- to 16-year-olds) of deaf and hard of hearing children, especially those wearing a cochlear implant. Stephanie completed her PhD within our group.
As a school psychologist, Anke does a follow up on the social and emotional development for children who received their CI at the department of Otorhinolaryngology, LUMC.
Dr. Mariska Kret, PhD
Mariska is an assistant professor at the Cognitive Psychology Unit, Leiden University. Her research interests are interdisciplinary drawing mostly on affective neuroscience and comparative psychology. In her VENI-project, she investigates emotion processing, pupil-mimicry, their neurophysiological underpinnings and impliations for social decision making in humans as well as in great apes. She is currently a co-supervisor of Yung-Ting's project on emotion processing in deaf children. You can find more about her research at www.mariskakret.com.
Evelien works as a senior researcher at the Dutch Foundation for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Child. Her research is focused on the development of young children with moderate hearing loss. She is involved in studies on the language development, social-emotional development, parent-child interaction, and intervention in toddlers with moderate hearing loss.
- “The effect of a moderate hearing loss on child functioning is often underestimated”.
Karin Wiefferink works as senior researcher at the Dutch Foundation for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Child. She is involved in studies on language development and in studies on social-emotional development of deaf and hard of hearing children. Karin has just finished writing her dissertation on the development of children with cochlear implants, under supervision of Carolien Rieffe and Johan Frijns.
"Most children with CI have a better language development than children without a CI. It can be expected that a better language development has a positive influence on social-emotional development."
- Bernadette Vermeij
- Bernadette Vermeij is a linguist and speech therapist. Working as a speech therapist and researcher at the Dutch Foundation for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Child she provides speech therapy to improve young hearing-impaired children's language development and communication skills, and she is involved in research on the social-emotional development of young deaf children with a cochlear implant.
Dr. Leo de Raeve
Leo works at Kids Hasselt, in Belgium and he is an expert on social functioning and well-being in children with a Cochleair Implant.
Collaborator in Taiwan
Dr. Che-Ming Wu
Dr. Wu is an otologist and surgeon at Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan. He has an expertise in middle-ear and inner-ear diseases and cochlear implant surgery. For more than 10 years, he has dedicated his time in the long-term follow up of his cochlear implant patients.