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Professor Gerhard Andersson, Ph.D., is currently full professor of Clinical Psychology at Linköping University (appointed 2003) in the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning. He also holds a position as guest professor at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm (appointed 2007) in the Department of Clinical Neuro-science, Psychiatry Section (section for Internet psychiatry). His clinical work is mainly devoted to audiology and he has a part-time position as clinical psychologist at the Department of Audiology, Linköping University Hospital, as a member of the Tinnitus team. Professor Andersson received his education at Uppsala University, Department of Psychology, and graduated in 1991 (M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology). His first Ph.D was completed in 1995 in Clinical Psychology and his second Ph.D. in Medicine (Otorhinolaryngology) in 2000. During his whole career he has worked part-time with patients, mainly in audiology but also for a period in psychiatry. His post-doc w as completed 1996-1997 at the Department of Psychology, University College (London), working with patients with dizziness and imbalance (9 months). He is trained as CBT therapist and has a license and graduate diploma as psychotherapist (2005).
For a full list of publications see: www.gerhardandersson.se.
Professor of technical audiology at the Faculty of health sciences, Linköping University. The research group is active in developing signal processing algorithms for hearing aids, methods for hearing aid fitting and assessment of hearing aid benefit, methods for assessment and description of peripheral as well as central auditory function, and studies of noise and hearing loss.
Is Professor of Sociology, Örebro University. He is head of the postgraduate school at the Swedish Institute for Disability Research. His main research focus is on hearing impairment and he has published a number of books and articles on sociological and psychosocial aspects of hearing impairment. In his research, he has also focussed on the rehabilitation process for people with hearing impairment, multi professional cooperation and interdisciplinary research.
Ingrid received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from McGill University, Canada, in 1997. Following post-doctoral work at the Institute of Neurology in London UK and four years as a research scientist at the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge UK, she was recruited as a faculty member at Queen's University in Canada in 2004, where she is Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience. Ingrid has been Professor of Cognitive Hearing Science at Linköping University since 2009. She uses behavioural methods and neuroimaging to study how people understand speech when it is degraded or noisy – the cognitive structures underlying this ability are not well understood, and it is important to know more since comprehending speech in noise is one of the most common complaints of older people. Ingrid is the author of more than 70 peer-reviewed publications, which have been cited more than 5700 times.
Associate professor in Technical Audiology at the department of Neuroscience and Locomotion (INR), faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden. Research Interests: Psychoacoustic and electrophysiological test methods, effects of noise on communication and speech understanding in relation to individual cognitive ability, central auditory processing.
Associate Professor in Technical Audiology, Department of Neuroscience and Locomotion, Linköping University. Performs technical audiological research and development concerning digital signal processing in hearing aids, methods for the fitting of hearing aids, methods to assess outcome of hearing aid fitting, methods to assess cognitive function and the cognition’s relation to hearing aid use, methods to improve hearing aid user competence in relation to hearing aid fitting. Since 2000, researcher 80% at Oticon A/S research centre Eriksholm, Snekkersten, Denmark.
Have been working at various positions at the Department of Education and Psychology since 1986. He took his Ph.D. degree at the Department of Psychology, University of Umeå, 1992 and was awarded the title of associate professor, 1994. Currently, Holds a po-sition as a researcher at the Swedish Council for Social Research. His main research interest focus on cognitive aspects of speech understanding in hearing-impaired and deaf adults and children. Specifically, he is interested in the involvement of cognitive factors
in speech understanding by means of visual speechreading, tactile supported speechreading and speech understanding with cochlear implants. The purposes of the studies has been to (a) examine possible cognitive compensatory patterns in hearing-impaired and deafened adults to improve speech understanding, (b) to assess subsets of cognitive predictors critical for successful speech understanding, (c) to characterize the cognitive aspects of extreme skill levels in speech understanding, and (d) to conduct longitudinal, rehabilitation studies in order to examine how the individual¿s cognitive capabilities interacts with level of improvement in speech understanding with tactile devices and cochlear implants.
Professor and Head Audiologic Research Centre in Örebro, Professor in Medical Disability Research at Örebro University, Professor in Audiology Consultant at Audiological Department, University Hospital, Örebro. Board Certified Ear-Nose and Throat disorders and Audiology. Research primarily in Audiology with special emphasis in genic deafness, syndromal deafness, deafblindness, Usher syndrome, cochlea-implantat, noise indiced hearing loss, vesti-bular disorders. Board member of IHV-SIDR, and executive comitée of Linneaus HEAD Centre.
Is an Associate Professor in Disability Research and Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cognitive Hearing Science at the Swedish Institute for Disability Research (SIDR). She is also member of the Cognition, Development and Disability (CDD) research group at the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning (IBL), Linköping University (LiU). Her research interest is in the cognitive and neural organisation of language and memory. Her PhD thesis explored the neurocognitive organization of working memory for sign speech and she is continuing this strand of research by investigating phonological, semantic and arithmetic processes relating to sign language in perceptual and cognitive contexts. She is also looking at the interaction between signal processing parameters in hearing aids and neurocognition and speech understanding in their wearers. Other projects address neurocognitive issues in people with learning disability and in children. She is Assistant Research Manager of Linnaeus Centre HEAD and Director of Studies of the HEAD Graduate School. She supervise five doctoral students at SIDR.
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Jerker is born 1953. He became a full professor in psychology, especially disability research in 1997, at the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Learning, Linköping university. His research centers on cognition, communication and disability based on neuro-science and behavioral perspectives. The research is about working memory and language processing in e.g. bilingual sign language users (brain imaging methods), picture recognition and working memory training in persons with learning disabilities, cognitive and linguistic prerequisites for communication in persons with cerebral palsy, and communicative strategies in individuals with severe traumatic brain injury. Jerker has a long track record from many cognitive and communicative projects in the area of Hearing and Deafness (HEAD), focused on the interaction between signal processing in tactile aids, cochlear implants, and hearing aids and the working memory capacities necessary to become a successful communicator. He has recently become the director of the Linnaeus Centre HEAD, which is based on a major 10-year grant from the Swedish Research Council. The Centre is part of SIDR. Jerker has published around 125 original articles in international journals, close to 50 book chapters and several books. He is also the research leader at the CDD (Cognition, Development, and Disability) division at the department.
Professor of Technical Audiology at the department of Neuroscience and Locomotion at Linköping University. The research is primarily aimed at modelling the hearing function and hearing physiology with an emphasis on bone conduction sound transmission. Other areas where SS is active is in the design and evaluation of methods for hearing sensitivity assessment, design and evaluation of signal processing schemes in hearing aids and cochlear implants, design of implantable hearing devices, development of communication systems for extreme environments as well as characterisation of hearing protection devices. In several of these areas is there an ongoing collaboration with the industry. Also, SS is clinically connected to the university hospital in Linköping in the field of Audiology.