Professor Johan Frijns (Physicist, ENT-surgeon) is chairman of 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 14-year-olds) of deaf children, especially those wearing a cochlear implan
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.
- Karin Wiefferink
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."
- Meinou de Vries
- Meinou de Vries works as a senior researcher at NSDSK. She is, among other things, involved in the construction of Emotion Web, an online tool for assessing social and emotional development (www.emotieweb.nl).
- 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.
Daan Hermans is a senior researcher at Royal Kentalis (Expertise and Innovation/Pontem R&D). He is currently involved in several research studies on instruction in special schools for deaf children and children with a specific language impairment.