Focus of research

Hearing impairment

Sophia E. Kramer, neuropsychologist, is Professor in Auditory Functioning and Participation at the department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery of the Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She holds a University Research Chair.

Her research focuses on the determinants and consequences of adult hearing impairment and the development of methods to assess these effects. For a comprehensive overview of the research program, go to https://www.earhearingamsterdam.nl. A specific focus of her research is on the assessment of listening effort and daily-life stress using the method of pupillometry. Sophia Kramer initiated and leads the National Longitudinal Study on Hearing (NL-SH; www.hooronderzoek.nl) and coordinated two European Industrial Doctorate (EID) ITN programmes: LISTEN(607373) (2013-2017) and HEAR-ECO (765329) (2018-2021). Currently, she is serving as scientific coordinator for EASYLI (101119297), an HORIZON-MSCA-DN project (2024 - 2028). From 2008 – 2011 she worked at Oticon’s Research Center, Denmark as research project leader (20%).

Sophia Kramer served as president of the International Collegium of Rehabilitative Audiology (2011-13) and received the International Award in Hearing for from the American Academy of Audiology in 2016 for her significant impact on the research, practice and discipline of Audiology worldwide.