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Improving Children's Auditory Rehabilitation

Objective

Improving Children’s Auditory REhabilitation (iCARE)

Communication through language is vital to develop and maintain everything around us. By 15 years of age, about 5 out of 1000 children suffer from a moderate, severe or profound hearing impairment that can potentially affect communication, learning, psychosocial development and academic achievement if not appropriately handled.
The EU promotes the active inclusion and full participation of disabled people in society. However, full active inclusion in an oral society can only be achieved through cooperation and involvement across disciplines (language, psychology, audiology, engineering, special education,…). It is therefore of fundamental importance to approach the inclusion of children with hearing impairment in an interdisciplinary manner, and to train future experts to adopt such principles in their research and practice.

The objectives of improving Children’s Auditory REhabilitation (iCARE) are twofold: 1) to provide training create a new generation of researchers capable of exploiting the synergies between different disciplines to optimize spoken communication in children with hearing impairment, and 2) to combine research across disciplines to develop novel methods, training skills and procedures for improving auditory rehabilitation.

iCARE is an international and interdisciplinary consortium from academia, industry and socio-economic agencies. The proposed training consortium is unique because the partners are specialized in a variety of disciplines, both technical and non-technical, all of utmost importance to the core issue: optimizing inclusion of children with hearing impairment in an oral society through evidence-based research. The consortium will provide comprehensive training of fellows to become ‘communication experts’, and enable the development of novel methods, tools and evaluation material that will suit the evolving needs of children with hearing impairment in a holistic manner.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN
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Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 007 009,30
Administrative Contact
Monique Vanhaeren (Ms.)

Participants (8)

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 378 919,42
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ernst Schmachtenberg (Prof.)
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 500 447,20
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Inger Andersson (Mrs.)
STICHTING RADBOUD UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 387 182,61
Address
Houtlaan 4
6525 XZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kim Fransen (Ms.)
UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 476 351,92
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Malgorzata Kielbasa (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF MACEDONIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 233 068,88
Address
Egnatia Street 156
540 06 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Areti Okalidou (Prof.)
HOGSKOLAN I GAVLE
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 270 925,16
Address
Kungsbacksvagen 47
SE- 80176 Gavle
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Staffan Hygge (Prof.)
COCHLEAR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 583 863,28
Address
Dashwood Lang 6
KT15 2HJ Addlestone Surrey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carl Van Himbeeck (Mr.)
NOLDUS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 247 861,46
Address
Nieuwe Kanaal 5
6709 PA Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexander P Weggeman (Mr.)