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Dr. rer. nat. Anja Gieseler

Research Associate  in the Cognitive Psychology Lab within the Cluster of Excellence Hearing4all

Research focus: Aging, Auditory Cognition, Multisensory Integration & Hearing Aid Use

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience

» 2016: Guest researcher for 3 months at the McGill Centre for Studies in Aging (MCSA), Montréal (Canada)

» Since 2015: Research associate in the Cognitive Psychology Lab (Prof. Dr. Hans Colonius) within the Cluster of Excellence “Hearing4all” (funded by DFG)

» 2014-2015: Research associate in the Department of Neuroradiology at the Hannover Medical School (Germany)

» 2012-2014: Freelancer at the Institute of Sensory Research and Innovation Consultancy, Goettingen (Germany)  

» 2012: Junior Project Manager at the Institute of Sensory Research and Innovation Consultancy (isi GmbH), Goettingen (Germany) 

» 2009-2010: Freelancer at the Institute for Analysis and Statistics Service, Wernigerode (Germany)

 

Education

» 10/2019: Dr. rer. nat., School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Oldenburg

Titel of Thesis: Hearing impairment, hearing-aid use, and audiovisual integration: On their role in speech comprehension                            

» 2015-2019: Doctoral candidate and PhD Student of Neurosensory Science and Systems at the Graduate School Science, Medicine and Technology (OLTECH), University of Oldenburg

» 2014: Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Neurocognitive Psychology at the University of Oldenburg (Germany)

» 2012: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Business Psychology at the Harz University of Applied Sciences (Germany) 

» 2007-2012: Studies of Business Administration and (Business) Psychology at the University of Magdeburg and Harz University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and Studies abroad of Biological Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of San José (Costa Rica)

» 2006: Abitur (general qualification for university entrance) (Germany)

» 2003-2004: Exchange year abroad and high school diploma, Las Vegas (USA)

Selected Publications and Conference Contributions

Peer-reviewed articles

Tahden MAS, Gieseler A, Meis M, Wagener KC, Colonius H (2018). What keeps older adults with hearing impairment from adopting hearing aids? Trends in Hearing 22:1-17. doi: 10.1177/2331216518809737

Gieseler A, Tahden MAS, Thiel CM, Colonius H (2018). Does hearing aid use affect audiovisual integration in mild hearing impairment? Experimental Brain Research 236(4):1161-1179. doi: 10.1007/s00221-018-5206-6

Gieseler A*, Tahden MAS*, Thiel C, Wagener KC, Meis M, Colonius H (2017). Auditory and non-auditory contributions for unaided speech recognition in noise as a function of hearing aid use. Frontiers in Psychology 8:219. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00219 *Equal contribution

Breckel TPK, Giessing C, Gieseler A, Querbach S, Reuter M, Thiel CM (2015). Nicotinergic Modulation of Attention-Related Neural Activity Differentiates Polymorphisms of DRD2 and CHRNA4 Receptor Genes. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0126460. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0126460

 

Talks at Scientific Conferences

Gieseler A, Tahden M, Rosemann S, Thiel C, Llorach G, Hohmann V, Wagener K, Colonius H. Linking Audiovisual Integration to Audiovisual Speech-in-Noise Comprehension. 46th Erlanger Colloquium for Audiological Research and Development, February 2019, Erlangen, Germany

Gieseler A, Tahden M, Thiel C, Colonius H. Cognitive Factors of Hearing Performance Including Subclinical Populations. Hearing4all Plenary Meeting, August 2017, Lüneburg, Germany

Gieseler A, Tahden M, Wagener KC, Meis M, Thiel C, Colonius H. A comparison between hearing aid users and the subclinical population in predicting speech-in-noise performance. Cluster of Excellence Hearing4all International Symposium 2015, November 2015, Hannover, Germany

 

Selected Poster Presentations at Scientific Conferences

Gieseler A, Rosemann S, Tahden M, Thiel C, Colonius H. Linking Audiovisual Integration to Audiovisual Speech-in-Noise Performance. 11th Speech in Noise Workshop (SPIN2019), January 10-11 2019, Ghent, Belgium

Gieseler A, Tahden M, Rosemann S, Thiel C, Colonius H. Hearing aid use, audiovisual integration, and speech performance: exploring the interplay. Cluster of Excellence Hearing4all International Symposium 2018, 8-9 November 2018, Oldenburg, Germany

Gieseler A, Tahden M, Rosemann S, Thiel C, Colonius H. Hearing aid use, audiovisual integration, and speech performance: exploring the interplay. International Workshop "Neural Mechanisms Underlying Improved Speech Perception", September 24-25 2018, Delmenhorst, Germany

Tahden M, Gieseler A, Colonius H. How do users and non-users of hearing aids differ? 10th Speech in Noise Workshop (SPIN2018), January 11-12 2018, Glasgow, UK

Gieseler A, Tahden M, Colonius H. Audiovisual integration and cognition in elderly hearing aid users and non-users. 4th International Conference on Cognitive Hearing Science for Communication (CHScom2017), June 18-21 2017, Linköping, Sweden

Tahden M, Gieseler A, Colonius H. What keeps hearing-impaired older adults from using hearing aids? 4th International Conference on Cognitive Hearing Science for Communication (CHScom2017), June 18-21 2017, Linköping, Sweden

Tahden M, Gieseler A, Colonius H. Multisensory integration, cognition, and hearing aid benefit in hearing aid users and non-users. 9th Speech in Noise Workshop (SPIN2017), January 5-6 2017, Oldenburg, Germany

Gieseler A, Tahden M, Colonius H. Hearing aid experience affects the sound-induced flash illusion in the elderly. LaLe2016 Workshop on Audiovisual Speech Processing and Language Learning, November 28-29 2016, Barcelona, Spain

Gieseler A, Tahden M, Colonius H. Comparison of hearing aid users and non-users: Cognitive measures and audiovisual integration. Cluster of Excellence Hearing4all International Symposium 2016, November 3-4 2016, Oldenburg, Germany

Gieseler A, Tahden M, Thiel C, Colonius H. The differential role of auditory and non-auditory measures for predicting speech-in-noise intelligibility: A comparison between hearing-impaired listeners with and without hearing aid supply. 8th Speech in Noise Workshop, January 7-8 2016, Groningen, Netherlands

Gieseler A, Tahden M, Wagener KC, Meis M, Thiel C, Colonius H. A comparison between hearing aid users and the subclinical population in predicting speech-in-noise performance. Cluster of Excellence Hearing4all, International Symposium 2015, November 18-20 2015, Hannover, Germany

Awards and Grants

» Recipient of the Hearing Industry Research Consortium (IRC) Grant 2017 on the impact of audiovisual integration on acoustic communication in hearing impaired adults together with M Tahden, S Rosemann, C Thiel, H Colonius (PI)

Project title: Hearing aid use, audiovisual integration, and speech performance: probing the interplay 

Project duration: 2018-2020

» Award for outstanding Master Thesis by the Faculty Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oldenburg

Teaching Experience

» Since 2017: Lecturer for Computer-Based Statistical Analysis (SPSS) in Master's program Public Health (M.Sc.) at the Jade University of Applied Sciences, Oldenburg

» Since 2016: Lecturer for Quantitative Methods and Supervisor/Examinor for students' research projects in Master's program Public Health (M.Sc.) at the Jade University of Applied Sciences, Oldenburg

» 2015-2017: Tutor for Multivariate Statistics and Functional MRI Data Analysis/Neuroimaging in Master's program Neurocognitive Psychology (M.Sc.) at the University of Oldenburg

» 2009-2011: Tutor for Statistics I and II in Bachelor's program Business Psychology (B.Sc.) and Business Administration (B.A.) at the Harz University of Applied Sciences

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