ENRICH European Training Network

Speech is a hugely efficient means of communication: a reduced capacity in listening or speaking creates a significant barrier to social inclusion at all points through the lifespan, in education, work and at home. Hearing aids and speech synthesis can help address this reduced capacity but their use imposes greater listener effort. The fundamental objective of ENRICH is to modify or augment speech with additional information to make it easier to process. Enrichment aims to reduce the listening burden by minimising cognitive load, while maintaining or improving intelligibility. ENRICH will investigate the relationship between cognitive effort and different forms of natural and synthetic speech.

ENRICH is funded for 4 years from October 2016. We are now looking to recruit 14 generously-funded early stage researchers to undertake projects leading to a PhD within the network. Openings exist for candidates with a background in engineering, psychology, speech science or linguistics. 

ENRICH partners are: University of Edinburgh, Radboud University, Tobii Technology, University College London, University of Crete, Hoerzentrum Oldenburg, University Medical Center Groningen and the University of the Basque Country (coordinator).

For more details of the network and early stage researcher positions, see here. The closing date for applications is 30 September 2016.


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