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The application of pupillometry in hearing science to assess listening effort

Naylor, Graham; Koelewijn, Thomas; Zekveld, Adriana A; Kramer, Sophia E.


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Professor of Hearing Sciences

Thomas Koelewijn

Adriana A Zekveld

Sophia E. Kramer


In recent years, the fields of Audiology and Cognitive Sciences have seen a burgeoning of research focusing on the assessment of the effort required during listening. Among approaches to this question, the pupil dilation response has shown to be an informative nonvolitional indicator of cognitive processing during listening. Currently, pupillometry is applied in laboratories throughout the world to assess how listening effort is influenced by various relevant factors, such as hearing loss, signal processing algorithms, cochlear implant rehabilitation, cognitive abilities, language competency, and daily-life hearing disability. The aim of this special issue is to provide an overview of the state of the art in research applying pupillometry, guidance for those considering embarking on pupillometry studies, and to illustrate the diverse ways in which it can be used to answer—and raise—pertinent research questions.


Naylor, G., Koelewijn, T., Zekveld, A. A., & Kramer, S. E. (2018). The application of pupillometry in hearing science to assess listening effort. Trends in Hearing, 22, 1-3.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 8, 2018
Online Publication Date Sep 12, 2018
Publication Date 2018-01
Deposit Date Oct 3, 2018
Publicly Available Date Oct 3, 2018
Journal Trends in Hearing
Electronic ISSN 2331-2165
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 22
Pages 1-3
Keywords pupil dilation, hearing loss, cognitive processing
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