Thursday, 21 September 2017

Seminar Annelies Devesse - Friday 29 September 2017

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KU Leuven
Invitation Holy Hour
ExpORL, Dept. Neurosciences
 

Audio-Visual True-to-life Assessment of Auditory Rehabilitation

Annelies Devesse

Research Seminar in framework of doctoral education

When?

Friday, 29 September 2017, 13:00h

Where?

Seminar room HP4 04.230 (4th floor)
O&N II - KU Leuven
Herestraat 49
B-3000 Leuven

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Seminar Ben Somers - Thursday 28 September 2017

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KU Leuven
Invitation Holy Hour
ExpORL, Dept. Neurosciences
 

Neural entrainment to the speech envelope in cochlear implant users

Ben Somers

Research Seminar in framework of doctoral education

Abstract

The temporal envelope of speech is encoded in the oscillating patterns of the listener’s brain. Recent studies with normal hearing participants have shown that this neural representation of the envelope can be decoded from EEG measurements, and that it is related to speech intelligibility. Obtaining a measure for neural entrainment to the speech envelope in response to electrical stimulation with a cochlear implant poses additional challenges, as the electrical artifacts are continuously present and obscure the EEG. In the presented study, the successful decoding of the speech envelope from EEG measured in cochlear implant users is demonstrated for the first time.

When?

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 13:00h

Where?

Seminar Room HP 8 (05.210)
O&N II - KU Leuven
Herestraat 49
B-3000 Leuven

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Seminar Lien Decruy - Monday 25 September 2017

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KU Leuven
Invitation Holy Hour
ExpORL, Dept. Neurosciences
 

Decoding speech understanding from EEG in a normal hearing and hearing impaired population across the lifespan​

Lien Decruy

Research Seminar in framework of doctoral education

Abstract

Recently, studies have shown that the envelope of running speech can be decoded from the brain. As the envelope is a primary cue for speech understanding, measures of neural entrainment of the speech envelope can offer complementary information to behavioural speech audiometry. If we want to apply this method in the clinic, we have to validate our method. Therefore, we investigated the influence of ageing and hearing loss on neural entrainment. We recorded the EEG in normal hearing and hearing impaired subjects of different age groups (18-35 years; 45-85 years) while presenting standardized speech materials and audiobooks.

When?

Monday, 25 September 2017, 14:00h

Where?

Seminar Room HP 2 (04.227)
O&N II - KU Leuven
Herestraat 49
B-3000 Leuven

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Friday, 21 July 2017

ExpORL at CIAP 2017

The Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses (CIAP) 2017 took place in Granlibakken, California, USA from July 16 - 21.
ExpORL had a fantastic presence poster presentations by Anna SamselHanne DeprezJana van CanneytBen Somers, Federico Bolner, Benjamin DieudonnéTom Francart, and Astrid van Wieringen. Additionally, Maaike Van Eeckhoutte and Robin Gransier contributed with invited talks.
This conference was an excellent platform to present our work to the scientific community in our field in different ways. Furthermore, it allowed the discussion, sharing, and exchange of new ideas.
Cheers to the organizing committee and a big shout out to all the personnel of Granlibakken Tahoe resort for a fantastic conference!


Which Earplugs Do You Need for a Festival?

VTM NIEUWS made a fantastic piece together with our very own Maaike Van Eeckhoutte about protecting our ears with earplugs. This is specially important now with all the festivals, concerts, and events going around during the summer. Take good care of your ears!

You can see the piece right here. It is only available in Dutch, unfortunately.
(If the video won't play, you can see it in VTM Nieuws website right here).

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Friday, 14 July 2017

ExpORL goes to Beach Festival

Last weekend, ExpORL representatives were present at the Ostend Beach Festival! They were kindly invited by De Tuut van Tegenwoordig to distribute free ear plugs to the general public in order to prevent hearing damage and tinnitus, which is (unfortunately) quite common in such venues with loud sounds and music.


We thank Sara, Tilde, Annelies, and Sam (from left to right in the photo) for their effort to help take care of our ears!

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Maud Lobel wins the Research Student Abstract Competition

Last Thursday, April 20, Maud Lobel was the proud winner of the "Research Student Abstract Competition". Under the supervision of her promotors Lien Decruy and Tom Francart, Maud developed her work with the title "Effect van Listening effort op een objectieve maat voor spraakverstaan".
Congratulations to her and her supervisors! Fantastic job!


Photo credit: Lien Decruy

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