Pr. Dr. Astrid van Wieringen is a full Professor at the Research Group Experimental Oto-rhino-laryngology, KU Leuven, with extensive experience in research and supervision of Ph.D. candidates.

Within Comm4CHILD, the ExpORL will explore the cortical reorganisation of children with single sided deafness (SSD) following intervention with a cochlear implant (SSD-CI), compared to a group of children with SSD but not fitted with a CI (SSD-noCI), and a group of children with normal hearing.