Sophia Kramer

PROF.DR., (Principal Investigator)

1995 …2023

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Research interests

Hearing impairment

Research interests

Sophia E. Kramer, neuropsychologist, is Professor in Auditory Functioning and Participation at the department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery of the Amsterdam UMC, location VU University medical center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She holds a University Research Chair and is co-director of the Quality of Care program of the Amsterdam Public Health research institute.

Sophia Kramer is mainly involved in research, but also engaged in patient care. Her research focuses on the determinants and consequences of adult hearing impairment and the development of methods to assess these effects. A specific focus of her research is on the assessment of listening effort and daily-life stress using the method of pupillometry. She further focuses on innovations in hearing e-health care.

Sophia Kramer initiated and leads the National Longitudinal Study on Hearing (NL-SH; and coordinated two European Industrial Doctorate (EID) ITN programmes: LISTEN(607373) (2013-2017) and HEAR-ECO (765329) (2018-2021). 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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Unknown, BKO (Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs)

Award Date: 27 Dec 2018

External positions

Research Project leader (20%), Oticon


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