Topic: Single-Side Deafness
Presenter: Andrej Kral, MD, PhD
Chaired Professor of Auditory Neuroscience, Medical University Hanover
Professor of Systems Neuroscience, Macquarie University, Sydney
Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience and Cognition, The University of Texas
Date: Tuesday 10 May
Time: 3.00pm – 4.30pm
Hybrid: Level 1, Lecture Theatre, Australian Hearing Hub
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3.00pm – 3.05pm – Welcome
3.05pm – 3.50pm – Presentation
3.50pm – 4.00pm – Q & A
4.00pm – 4.30pm – Networking and Refreshments
Andrej Kral studied general medicine in Bratislava, Slovakia (Comenius University, MD 1993, PhD 1998). His PhD was focused on computer models of neuronal networks to explore the process of auditory frequency discrimination. He subsequently moved to Germany (1995) to focus on neuroscience of cochlear implants and brain development in deafness at the Institute of Sensory Physiology, J.W.Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main (Prof. R. Klinke). There he was appointed associate professor of physiology (“Priv.-Doz.”) in 2002. From 2004 to 2009 he was Professor of Neurophysiology at the University of Hamburg. Since 2009 he has been Chaired Professor of Auditory Neuroscience at the Medical University Hannover and the director of research of the ENT clinics. Andrej Kral heads the Dept. of Experimental Otology. Since 2004 he has been Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience and Cognition at the University of Texas at Dallas, USA, and since 2018 Professor of Systems Neuroscience at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. He serves as chair of the PhD Program “Auditory Sciences” in Hannover. A. Kral is an elected member of the German National Academy of Science and of the international Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum (CORLAS).
Kral’s research interests include neuroscience of deafness, brain development, plasticity and cross-modal reorganization, technology of neuroprosthetics and cochlear implants. His research has been published, among others, in New England Journal of Medicine, Science, Lancet Neurology, Nature Neuroscience and Trends in Neuroscience, his cumulative IF exceeds 450. Andrej Kral gave more than 200 invited talks at international conferences and leading research institutions. Together with A.N.Popper and R.R.Fay he edited the volume on Deafness (vol. 47) of the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research in 2013 and together with H. Maier and F. Aplin published an introductory textbook on neuroprosthetic devices (“Prostheses for the Brain”, 2021, Academic Press). His lab received funding from German Research Society (DFG), Common Scientific Conference Germany, National Institutes of Health (USA), National Science Foundation (USA), German Academic Exchange Service, European Union, State of Hamburg and State of Lower Saxony, Oticon Foundation and cochlear implant industry.