Maartje Hendrikse studied Biomedical Engineering at the University of Twente from 2009 to 2015. During her master studies she absolved an internship at the Bionics Institute in Melbourne. She completed her master thesis on the topic of sound localization in bimodal listeners at the Radboud University in Nijmegen and received her Master of Science degree in 2015.
From 2015 to 2021 Maartje Hendrikse worked as a scientific employee at the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, Germany. In her PhD project, which she finished in 2019, she looked into the effect of head movement on hearing aid algorithms. This involved the creation of virtual audiovisual test environments to measure realistic head movement behavior and performing acoustic simulations to evaluate the hearing aid algorithm performance. After one year of working as a Postdoc, she was awarded a Marie Curie individual fellowship and is currently using this fellowship to investigate if/how virtual audiovisual environments can be used to improve the fitting process of hearing aids and cochlear implants at the Erasmus MC.