Please can I draw your attention to a PhD studentship at the Nottingham Trent University, in collaboration with the National Institute for Health Research Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit, and the MRC Institute of Hearing Research. We would be grateful if you could distribute the advert to relevant members of your institution.
PhD Studentship at Nottingham Trent University
See you, hear you: The contribution of visual information to understanding speech in background noise
Supervisors: Dr Paula Stacey, Dr Pádraig Kitterick, Dr Andrew Dunn
Advisor: Dr Chris Sumner
Overview of project
Being able to see the face of a talker helps people to understand speech in noisy environments. This visual information is thought to be particularly beneficial to people who have impaired hearing, such as cochlear implant users. This project will examine whether the ability to benefit from visual speech information varies according to the fidelity of the auditory signal, and whether audiovisual training aids listening in noisy environments. This topic is both relevant for audiovisual integration theories and practically useful in trying to improve the ability of hearing impaired people to successfully process speech in noisy environments.
A good UK honours degree or equivalent in a related subject.
This studentship is in competition for funding with other project available at NTU. Usually the project which receives the best applicant will be awarded the funding. Applications for this project are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide.
The studentships will pay UK/EU fees and provide a maintenance stipend linked to the RCUK rate (currently £13,590 per annum) for up to three years. Applications from non-EU students are welcome, but a successful candidate would be responsible for paying the difference between non-EU and UK/EU fees. (Fees for 2012/13 are £11,300 for non-EU students and £3,828 for UK/EU students.). This
For further information and to download an application pack, please visit the following links, or email paula.stacey@xxxxxxxxxx
9 am, Friday 15 February 2013. Application by CV only will not be accepted.