About Linnaeus Centre HEAD
Linköping University received a major 10-year grant from the Swedish Research Council in 2008 to create Linnaeus Centre HEAD (LCH).
HEAD stands for HEaring And Deafness and thus indicates the field of research. Linnaeus Centre HEAD forms part of the Swedish
Institute for Disability Research (SIDR) which builds on collaboration between the Swedish universities of Linköping, Örebro and Jönköping. The backbone of LCH is a multidisciplinary research team, comprising a core group of senior scientists, postdoctoral research fellows and close collaborators. This grant is supplemented by funding for the HEAD Graduate School.
Within the HEAD area, Cognitive Hearing Science represents a new, interdisciplinary field that focuses on how hearing-impaired and deaf people deploy cognitive resources to communicate in realistic, everyday situations. One central theme at Linköping University is modelling the dynamic interplay in the nervous system between human cognition and the auditory signal processing characteristics of hearing enhancement devices.
Linnaeus Centre HEAD
Swedish Institute for Disability Research
SE-581 83 Linköping
+46 13 281000 (switchboard)
+46 13 282145