About our research group/lab
Why was our group formed?
Hearing loss is highly prevalent and has a large impact on development in children and psychosocial functioning in the general population. Pathology of hearing loss is heterogeneous and the exact role of possible (preventable) risk factors such as noise exposition and general health/ life style factors is still unclear. More research is needed to identify causes of hearing loss and to identify preventable risk factors. As hearing loss cannot be fully prevented in most cases, the development of advanced technical solutions is needed to reduce the impact of hearing loss on daily life functioning. Therefore, we cooperate with hearing-aid and cochlear-implant companies to evaluate new signal-processing techniques in our clinical population.
Early detection of hearing loss. Identification of determinants and risk factors for hearing loss. Revealing the impact of hearing loss on general health and ageing. Reducing the impact of hearing loss by optimizing auditory functioning using advanced techniques in hearing aids and cochlear implants
Epidemiology of hearing loss in children and adults. Optimizing rehabilitation of hearing loss using advanced hearing-aid and cochlear-implant techniques.
- Epidemiology of hearing loss in older adults (the Rotterdam Study).
- Epidemiology of hearing loss in children and teen agers (Generation R).
- Optimal auditory functioning in complex listening situations using cochlear Implantation and hearing aids.
- Early identification of hearing loss in children based on neonatal hearing screening.
- Comparing Two Hearing Aid Fitting Algorithms for Bimodal Cochlear Implant Users. JL Vroegop et al 2019 Ear Hear.
- Association Between Portable Music Player Use and Hearing Loss Among Children of School Age in the Netherlands. CMP le Clercq et al 2018 JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018.
- White Matter Microstructure and Hearing Acuity in Older Adults: a population-based cross-sectional DTI study. SC Rigters et al 2018 Neurobiol Aging.
- Genome-wide association study for acute otitis media in children identifies FNDC1 as disease contributing gene. G. van Ingen et al 2016 Nat Commun.
- Contributing Determinants to Hearing Loss in Elderly Men and Women: Results from the Population-Based Rotterdam Study. SC Rigters et al 2016 Audiol Neurootol
- Application of Noise Reduction Algorithm ClearVoice in Cochlear Implant Processing: Effects on Noise Tolerance and Speech Intelligibility in Noise in Relation to Spectral Resolution.” J.G. Dingemanse et al 2015 Ear Hear.
Collaborations within Erasmus MC
- Internal medicine
Collaborations outside Erasmus MC
- Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, F. Lin.
- Karolinska Institute Göteborg, I. Uhlen.
- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, H. Hakonarson.
- The Roayl children’s Hospital Melbourne, M. Wake.
Funding and grants
- Heinsus Houbolt foundation
- Horizon 2020
- Industrial funding by companies Cochlear and Advanced Bionics
- André Goedegebure
- Marc van der Schroeff
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