This is a joint project between the research group Experimental Otorhinolaryngology, Dept. Neurosciences and the research group ESAT-STADIUS, Dept. Electrical Engineering. The long-term goal of this project is to design cognitive hearing devices that can be controlled by the brain. The research group of Experimental Otorhinolaryngology, Dept. Neurosciences is part of the University of Leuven. Leuven is located in the center of Belgium, in the heart of Europe. Our group consists of 3 professors, 5 post-docs and ~30 PhD students. The research at ExpORL is aimed at improving hearing and communication skills of people with a hearing or related impairment. In particular, related to this project, we investigate new auditory measurement methods based on auditory brain evoked potentials for improved diagnostics and hearing instruments. We focus on the entire chain of auditory modeling, signal processing, simulation, psychophysical tests, electro-physiological measurements, imaging, lab-implementation, and evaluation with normal hearing subjects and users of hearing aids and cochlear implants. The research division STADIUS ('Stadius Centre for Dynamical Systems, Signal Processing, and Data Analytics') is located at the Electrical Engineering Department (ESAT) at KU Leuven. STADIUS's major research objective is to contribute to the development of improved digital control and signal processing algorithms and systems that incorporate advanced mathematical engineering techniques as a crucial ingredient.
The long-term goal of this project is to design cognitive hearing devices that can be controlled by the brain. Together with a team of other PhD students, you will further shape and validate this technology:
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|Title||EEG and Audio Processing for Neuro-steered Hearing Aids|
|Job location||Oude Markt 13, 3000 Leuven|
|Published||October 9, 2019|
|Application deadline||June 30, 2020|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Neuropsychology,   Neuroscience,   Audiology,   Otolaryngology,   Psychophysics,   Electrical Engineering,   Machine Learning,   Signal Processing  |