Language and Hearing Center Amsterdam (LHCA)
About the Language and Hearing Center Amsterdam (LHCA)
VU University and VU University Medical Center harbour a huge amount of expertise in the field of language and hearing and the interplay between them. The perception of speech and more generally, a good mastery of spoken language, are of vital importance to participate in in our communication society.
Spread throughout the campus professionals from different disciplines such as audiology, applied linguistics, otorhinolaryngology and psychology are active in research, teaching, and care on language and hearing. The added value of a multi-disciplinary approach to language and hearing has been the driving force to create the Language and Hearing Center Amsterdam (LHCA) an interdisciplinary center of excellence initiated in 2014. The main activities of LHCA are in line with its three aims: 1) conducting research on the interplay of language and hearing, 2) organise and develop education, and 3) serve as a platform for experts and stakeholders.
The research on language and hearing that is conducted at VU University and VU University Medical Center is broad, ranging from medical science to cost-effectiveness and health and care innovation and from psychophysics to developmental psycholinguistics and computational intelligence. The About the Language and Hearing Center Amsterdam (LHCA) conducts research specifically at the interplay of language and hearing. This includes the effects of congenital hearing loss on linguistic skills, adequate assessment of speech recognition, the effect of linguistic skills and environmental factors on speech recognition.
Furthermore, the About the Language and Hearing Center Amsterdam (LHCA) serves as a platform in which researchers can get together, discuss research plans and opportunities and exchange research findings. Through LHCA researchers also communicate about their work with one another, the general public and other stakeholders from policy to health and social care organizations. Several EMGO+ researchers participate in the ACLH, reflecting EMGO’s central position in research within VU and VUmc.
LHCA Founding Board
- Martine Coene (Humanities, Network Insititute, VU)
- Theo Goverts (Otolaryngology/head and neck surgery, EMGO+,VUmc )
Website LHCA: www.lhca.nl