Current Research

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Can you help with this research? From Cailey Salagov at the University of Western Ontario:

The NiSSL Lab ( conducts research with cochlear implant and hearing-aid users as well as Deaf and hearing signers to understand how these experiences impact the brain and perception. We are seeking volunteers for a study looking into how sound and vision influence speech understanding in individuals with cochlear implants. Participants must satisfy the following criteria:
• Ages 18+
• Acquired, severe to profound hearing loss leading to cochlear implant
• Normal or corrected to normal vision
The study is online and can be completed at home! Please get in touch at to join or with questions!

Two pieces of Information from Leo De Raeve, PhD:

Minimizing Outcome Spread in Auditory Implants: Cognition and Society: MOSAICS

Mosaics: Minimizing the Outcome Spread in Auditory Implants: A holistic approach

MOSAICS is a European Industrial Doctorate project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 framework programme for research and innovation under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 860718.

The scope of the MOSAICS project is to understand, predict, identify and intervene within the variation of adult CI users based on a holistic approach, taking into account body functions and structures, personal factors, activities/participation and environmental factors.

Communication for Children with Hearing Impairment to optimise Language Development (Comm4CHILD)

Comm4CHILD is a European project within the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. It addresses the large inter-individual heterogeneity in brain plasticity, cognitive resources, and linguistic abilities. 
A group of 15 early stage researchers (ESRs) will be trained in research and intervention in a cross-sectoral way and will focus on three work packages: biology (i.e. anatomical variations of the cochlea and cerebral functional reorganisation), cognition (i.e. working memory, multimodal integration in communication), and language (i.e. inter-individual differences in speech intelligibility and spelling ability).