This area of research focuses on communication with an emphasis on hearing and deafness from a handicap scientific perspective.
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 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 is a collaboration between the universities of Linköping and Örebro within the Swedish Institute for Disability Research.
The backbone of the centre is a multidisciplinary research team, comprising a core group of senior scientists, postdoctoral research fellows and close collaborators.
Our research is conducted in three different environments;
1. Division of speech language pathology, audiology and oto rhino laryngology at the University Hospital in Linköping.
2. Disability Research Division at Linköping University.
3. Audiological Research Center at the University Hospital in Örebro.