The 23rd International Congress on Acoustics, 2019, Aachen, Germany

Sergio Aguirre was in Aachen, Germany, attending the 23rd International Congress on Acoustics. He presented a poster entitled: Spatial Cue Distortions Within a Virtualized Sound Field Caused by an Additional Listener. This work analyzed the possibility of performing audiological tests with more than one person

The Cognitive Hearing Science for Communication (CHSCOM) Conference 2019, Linköping, Sweden

The fifth edition of Cognitive Hearing Science for Communication Conference (CHSCOM 2019) took place in Linkoping, Sweden between 9-12 June 2019. HEAR-ECO was represented there by two fellows and three seniors. Tirdad Seifi Ala and Patrycja Ksiazek presented their groundwork results. Tirdad’s work focused on the development of a biomarker of listening effort using EEG, and Patrycja’s work involved pupillometry data analysis techniques that aim to capture listening effort.

Tirdad Seifi Ala discussing his EEG research
Patrycja Ksiazek giving a speech on pupillometric analyses

The 2019 Aging and Speech Communication Research Conference, University of South Florida – Sand Key Beach FL

Bethany Plain presented her PhD groundwork with a poster in the 2019 Aging and Speech Communication Conference. Her work is on the pre-ejection period of the cardiovascular data and her work will help to utilize this method in the measurement of listening effort. 

The 17th Winter Conference of the Dutch Psychonomic Society (NVP) on Brain and Cognition

Defne presented the results of her groundwork study in the Brain and Cognition Winter Conference of the Dutch Psychonomic Society in Egmont aan Zee, The Netherlands, on the 20th of December, 2019. Her poster showed the results of her study on the pupillometry measures of listening effort and fatigue.

The Speech in Noise Workshop, 9-10 January 2020, Toulouse, France

Hidde attended the Speech in Noise Workshop in Toulouse, France, between 9-10 January 2020 with a poster presentation. His work is on measuring listening effort in a social setting.