Sophia E Kramer

Summary

Affiliation: VU University Medical Center
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Occupational performance: comparing normally-hearing and hearing-impaired employees using the Amsterdam Checklist for Hearing and Work
    Sophia E Kramer
    Dept of ENT Audioloy, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Audiol 45:503-12. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint The association of hearing impairment and chronic diseases with psychosocial health status in older age
    Sophia E Kramer
    Vrije University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Aging Health 14:122-37. 2002
  3. doi request reprint Hearing impairment, work, and vocational enablement
    Sophia E Kramer
    Department of ENT Audiology, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Int J Audiol 47:S124-30. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint International Outcome Inventory for Hearing Aids (IOI-HA): results from The Netherlands
    Sophia E Kramer
    Vrije University Medical Center, Department of Audiology Otolaryngology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Audiol 41:36-41. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint A home education program for older adults with hearing impairment and their significant others: a randomized trial evaluating short- and long-term effects
    Sophia E Kramer
    VU University Medical Center, Department of Audiology, P O Box 7057, 1007 MB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Audiol 44:255-64. 2005
  6. doi request reprint Measuring cognitive factors in speech comprehension: the value of using the Text Reception Threshold test as a visual equivalent of the SRT test
    Sophia E Kramer
    Department of ENT Audiology and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Psychol 50:507-15. 2009
  7. doi request reprint The influence of age, hearing, and working memory on the speech comprehension benefit derived from an automatic speech recognition system
    Adriana A Zekveld
    ENT Audiology and EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ear Hear 30:262-72. 2009
  8. doi request reprint The benefit obtained from visually displayed text from an automatic speech recognizer during listening to speech presented in noise
    Adriana A Zekveld
    EMGO Institute, Department of ENT Audiology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ear Hear 29:838-52. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint How linguistic closure and verbal working memory relate to speech recognition in noise--a review
    Jana Besser
    1VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Trends Amplif 17:75-93. 2013
  10. doi request reprint On the use of the distortion-sensitivity approach in examining the role of linguistic abilities in speech understanding in noise
    S Theo Goverts
    VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 54:1702-8. 2011

Detail Information

Publications44

  1. ncbi request reprint Occupational performance: comparing normally-hearing and hearing-impaired employees using the Amsterdam Checklist for Hearing and Work
    Sophia E Kramer
    Dept of ENT Audioloy, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Audiol 45:503-12. 2006
    ..Implications for rehabilitation are suggested. In future research, hearing loss should be considered as a risk factor for fatigue and mental distress which may lead to sick-leave...
  2. ncbi request reprint The association of hearing impairment and chronic diseases with psychosocial health status in older age
    Sophia E Kramer
    Vrije University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Aging Health 14:122-37. 2002
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Hearing impairment, work, and vocational enablement
    Sophia E Kramer
    Department of ENT Audiology, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Int J Audiol 47:S124-30. 2008
    ..Thus far, 86 patients, aged 19 to 64 years (mean 48, SD 23), have completed the protocol. Experiences with the procedure are described, and recommendations for future practice and research are discussed...
  4. ncbi request reprint International Outcome Inventory for Hearing Aids (IOI-HA): results from The Netherlands
    Sophia E Kramer
    Vrije University Medical Center, Department of Audiology Otolaryngology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Audiol 41:36-41. 2002
    ..Significant correlations were found between IOI Factor 2 and the Hearing Handicap and Disability Inventory and subscales of the Amsterdam Inventory for Hearing Disability and Handicap...
  5. ncbi request reprint A home education program for older adults with hearing impairment and their significant others: a randomized trial evaluating short- and long-term effects
    Sophia E Kramer
    VU University Medical Center, Department of Audiology, P O Box 7057, 1007 MB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Audiol 44:255-64. 2005
    ..05). Some effects differed between first-time and experienced hearing aid users. Addition of services to amplification and involvement of the SO are relevant in aural rehabilitation...
  6. doi request reprint Measuring cognitive factors in speech comprehension: the value of using the Text Reception Threshold test as a visual equivalent of the SRT test
    Sophia E Kramer
    Department of ENT Audiology and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Psychol 50:507-15. 2009
    ..The results indicate that the current TRT test does not fully cover the cognitive aspects relevant in speech comprehension. Adaptation of the test is required before clinical implementation can be considered...
  7. doi request reprint The influence of age, hearing, and working memory on the speech comprehension benefit derived from an automatic speech recognition system
    Adriana A Zekveld
    ENT Audiology and EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ear Hear 30:262-72. 2009
    ..The current study focused on the effects of age, hearing loss, visual working memory capacity, and linguistic skills on the benefit obtained from automatically generated subtitles during listening to speech in noise...
  8. doi request reprint The benefit obtained from visually displayed text from an automatic speech recognizer during listening to speech presented in noise
    Adriana A Zekveld
    EMGO Institute, Department of ENT Audiology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ear Hear 29:838-52. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the benefit that listeners obtain from visually presented output from an automatic speech recognition (ASR) system during listening to speech in noise...
  9. ncbi request reprint How linguistic closure and verbal working memory relate to speech recognition in noise--a review
    Jana Besser
    1VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Trends Amplif 17:75-93. 2013
    ..Data for individuals with impaired hearing are limited, but larger WM span seems to give a general advantage in various listening situations. ..
  10. doi request reprint On the use of the distortion-sensitivity approach in examining the role of linguistic abilities in speech understanding in noise
    S Theo Goverts
    VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 54:1702-8. 2011
    ..In this study, the authors examined the potential applicability of the distortion-sensitivity approach for investigating the role of linguistic abilities in speech understanding in noise...
  11. doi request reprint User evaluation of a communication system that automatically generates captions to improve telephone communication
    Adriana A Zekveld
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Trends Amplif 13:44-68. 2009
    ..The current results underline the need for obtaining both objective and subjective measures of benefit when evaluating assistive communication systems...
  12. ncbi request reprint Hearing status, need for recovery after work, and psychosocial work characteristics: results from an internet-based national survey on hearing
    Janneke Nachtegaal
    Department of ENT Audiology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Audiol 48:684-91. 2009
    ..e. job demand and job control) and need for recovery after work. Implications for clinical practice, such as the necessity of having adequate enablement programs for this specific group of patients, are discussed...
  13. ncbi request reprint Decline in older persons' ability to recognize speech in noise: the influence of demographic, health-related, environmental, and cognitive factors
    Marieke Pronk
    Departments of 1Ear Nose Throat Audiology, 2Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 3Psychiatry GGZ inGeest, VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Amsterdam, the Netherlands and 4Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ear Hear 34:722-32. 2013
    ..The second aim was to determine extent demographic, health-related, environmental, and cognitive factors influence the change in speech-in-noise recognition over time...
  14. ncbi request reprint Task difficulty differentially affects two measures of processing load: the pupil response during sentence processing and delayed cued recall of the sentences
    Adriana A Zekveld
    The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 56:1156-65. 2013
    ..In addition, the authors administered a delayed cued stimulus recall test to examine whether processing load affected the encoding of the stimuli in memory...
  15. doi request reprint Pupil dilation uncovers extra listening effort in the presence of a single-talker masker
    Thomas Koelewijn
    Department of ENT Audiology and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ear Hear 33:291-300. 2012
    ..The present study extends this outcome by examining the effects of masker type and age on the speech reception threshold (SRT) and mental effort...
  16. doi request reprint Cognitive load during speech perception in noise: the influence of age, hearing loss, and cognition on the pupil response
    Adriana A Zekveld
    ENT Audiology and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ear Hear 32:498-510. 2011
    ..Cognitive load was assessed by means of pupillometry (i.e., examination of pupil dilation), supplemented with subjective ratings...
  17. doi request reprint New measures of masked text recognition in relation to speech-in-noise perception and their associations with age and cognitive abilities
    Jana Besser
    VU University Medical Center, Institute forHealth and Care Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 55:194-209. 2012
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Prospective effects of hearing status on loneliness and depression in older persons: identification of subgroups
    Marieke Pronk
    Department of ENT Audiology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Audiol 50:887-96. 2011
    ..To determine the possible longitudinal relationships between hearing status and depression, and hearing status and loneliness in the older population...
  19. ncbi request reprint Speech reception thresholds in noise and self-reported hearing disability in a general adult population
    Cas Smits
    Department of Otolaryngology Audiology, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ear Hear 27:538-49. 2006
    ..A secondary objective was to investigate to what extent the functional measurements could be predicted on the basis of the self-reported data...
  20. ncbi request reprint Auditory and nonauditory factors affecting speech reception in noise by older listeners
    Erwin L J George
    ENT Audiology, VU University Medical Center, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Acoust Soc Am 121:2362-75. 2007
    ..Further evaluation of nonauditory factors might enable adapting the expectations from auditory rehabilitation in clinical settings...
  21. doi request reprint The association between hearing status and psychosocial health before the age of 70 years: results from an internet-based national survey on hearing
    Janneke Nachtegaal
    Department of ENT Audiology, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ear Hear 30:302-12. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the association between hearing status and psychosocial health in adults aged between 18 and 70 yr...
  22. ncbi request reprint A prospective multi-centre study of the benefits of bilateral hearing aids
    Monique Boymans
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Audiology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Noord Holland, The Netherlands
    Ear Hear 29:930-41. 2008
    ..In addition, a battery of diagnostic tests (by headphones) was applied to determine whether the bilateral benefit could be predicted from a priori tests...
  23. ncbi request reprint Comparing health care use and related costs between groups with and without hearing impairment
    Janneke Nachtegaal
    Department of E N T Audiology and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Audiol 49:881-90. 2010
    ..This suggests that besides hearing-related contacts, adults with hearing impairment do not make more use of health care resources than adults without hearing difficulties...
  24. doi request reprint Pupil response as an indication of effortful listening: the influence of sentence intelligibility
    Adriana A Zekveld
    Department of ENT Audiology and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ear Hear 31:480-90. 2010
    ..Therefore, pupillometry can be used to examine the listening effort during speech perception in difficult listening conditions. We expected to find increasing pupil dilation as a function of decreasing speech intelligibility...
  25. doi request reprint Hearing ability in working life and its relationship with sick leave and self-reported work productivity
    Janneke Nachtegaal
    Department of ENT Audiology, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ear Hear 33:94-103. 2012
    ..In addition, the relationship between hearing ability and perceived health-caused limitations at work is examined...
  26. ncbi request reprint Improving the quality and applicability of the Dutch scales of the Communication Profile for the Hearing Impaired using item response theory
    Lidwine B Mokkink
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 53:556-71. 2010
    ..IRT modeling can produce precise, valid, and relatively brief instruments, resulting in minimal response burden (Edelen & Reeve, 2006)...
  27. ncbi request reprint Audiovisual perception of speech in noise and masked written text
    Adriana A Zekveld
    EMGO Institute, ENT Audiology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ear Hear 29:99-111. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the support obtained from degraded visual information in the comprehension of speech in noise...
  28. ncbi request reprint The development of the text reception threshold test: a visual analogue of the speech reception threshold test
    Adriana A Zekveld
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, PO Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 50:576-84. 2007
    ....
  29. pmc Dual sensory loss: development of a dual sensory loss protocol and design of a randomized controlled trial
    Hilde L Vreeken
    Department of Ophthalmology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Geriatr 13:84. 2013
    ....
  30. pmc Cost-effectiveness of a vocational enablement protocol for employees with hearing impairment; design of a randomized controlled trial
    Arjenne H M Gussenhoven
    Department ENT Audiology and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:151. 2012
    ..The objective of this article is to describe the design of a randomized controlled trial evaluating the (cost-) effectiveness of a Vocational Enablement Protocol (VEP) compared with usual care...
  31. ncbi request reprint The relationship between nonverbal cognitive functions and hearing loss
    Adriana A Zekveld
    VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 50:74-82. 2007
    ..This study investigated the relationship between hearing loss and memory and attention when nonverbal, visually presented cognitive tests are used...
  32. doi request reprint Factor structure and reliability of the Dutch version of seven scales of the Communication Profile for the Hearing Impaired (CPHI)
    Lidwine B Mokkink
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 52:454-64. 2009
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Vocational rehabilitation services for people with hearing difficulties: a systematic review of the literature
    Arjenne H M Gussenhoven
    Department ENT Audiology and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Department of Public and Occupational Health and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Work 46:151-64. 2013
    ..The goal of this review was to list and summarize work-related health programs for employees with hearing difficulties and to summarize the statistical evidence of the effectiveness of these programs...
  34. pmc Processing load induced by informational masking is related to linguistic abilities
    Thomas Koelewijn
    Department of ENT Audiology and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Otolaryngol 2012:865731. 2012
    ..We conclude that better cognitive abilities not only relate to better speech perception, but also partly explain higher processing load in complex listening conditions...
  35. ncbi request reprint On the inclusion of cognitive aspects within the European project HearCom
    Tammo Houtgast
    Dept of Otolaryngology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Acad Audiol 18:632-3. 2007
  36. ncbi request reprint Dual sensory loss: A major age-related increase of comorbid hearing loss and hearing aid ownership in visually impaired adults
    Hilde L Vreeken
    Department of Ophthalmology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Geriatr Gerontol Int 14:570-6. 2014
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of comorbid hearing disability and hearing aid ownership in visually impaired older adults...
  37. doi request reprint The influence of informational masking on speech perception and pupil response in adults with hearing impairment
    Thomas Koelewijn
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, section Audiology and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Boelelaan 1118, 1081 HZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Acoust Soc Am 135:1596-606. 2014
    ..In conclusion, people with hearing impairment show more cognitive load during speech processing when there is interfering speech compared to fluctuating noise. ..
  38. ncbi request reprint Interventions following hearing screening in adults: a systematic descriptive review
    Marieke Pronk
    Department of ENT Audiology, VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Audiol 50:594-609. 2011
    ..The primary aim of this study is to provide an overview of all intervention types that have been offered to adult (≥ 18 years) screen-failures...
  39. ncbi request reprint Comorbidity in adults with hearing difficulties: which chronic medical conditions are related to hearing impairment?
    Mariska Stam
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Section Audiology, VU University Medical Center and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Audiol 53:392-401. 2014
    ..To investigate the occurrence of 27 chronic medical conditions in a cohort of adults with and without hearing impairment, and to examine the association between these conditions and hearing ability...
  40. ncbi request reprint The pupil response is sensitive to divided attention during speech processing
    Thomas Koelewijn
    Section Audiology, Dept of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Hear Res 312:114-20. 2014
    ..This suggests an effect of attention on cognitive processing load (pupil dilation) during speech processing in noise. ..
  41. doi request reprint Cognitive processing load across a wide range of listening conditions: insights from pupillometry
    Adriana A Zekveld
    ENT Audiology and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden Linnaeus Centre HEAD, The Swedish Institute for Disability Research, Linköping and Örebro Universities, Linkoping, Sweden
    Psychophysiology 51:277-84. 2014
    ..It seems affected by methodological aspects and individual abilities, but does not reflect subjective ratings. ..
  42. ncbi request reprint The impact of a family history of hearing problems on those with hearing difficulties themselves: an exploratory study
    Dafydd Stephens
    Welsh Hearing Institute, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK
    Int J Audiol 44:206-12. 2005
    ..Neutral effects were a reported ignorance or denial of a family history. The results emphasize the importance of asking patients about any family history when planning their rehabilitative programme...
  43. ncbi request reprint Self-reported hearing difficulties, communication strategies and psychological general well-being (quality of life) in patients with acquired hearing impairment
    Lillemor R M Hallberg
    School of Social and Health Sciences, Halmstad University, Sweden
    Disabil Rehabil 30:203-12. 2008
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Translations of the International Outcome inventory for Hearing Aids (IOI-HA)
    Robyn M Cox
    The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38105, USA
    Int J Audiol 41:3-26. 2002