ESR3 – Societal benefit
Host: Radboud University Medical Centre
Study the effects of CI on societal benefits, including quality of life, communication profile, social functioning, independence, and work to develop a personalized CI rehabilitation program focused on individual needs, aiming at a person-centred care approach, which is expected to be more beneficial than traditional one-size-fits-all treatment interventions. Such an individualized rehabilitation program will specifically focus on the skills needed to improve autonomy and independence of the CI recipient and on programs aiding the maintenance or acquisition of employment.
Nikki has a background in Clinical Audiology from Cape Town, South Africa. Outside of research, she has a love for people, cooking, and the outdoors. She is passionate about clinical research that impacts policy, clinical care and, most importantly, people’s lives, which is why she was so keen to join the MOSAICS project. Nikki wants to be a part of something that impacts both the way clinicians give care and the way people with a cochlear implant (CI) experience care, through evidence-based, personalised treatment that allows them access to the best outcomes and quality of life possible.
Her research delves into personalised interventions for adults with a CI. Her two accepted publications assess clinicians’ accuracy in predicting CI user outcomes and outline a protocol for a tailored auditory training program for improved clinical and societal outcomes. Currently, she is investigating the impact of a novel phoneme training program on outcomes in experienced adult CI users and how implantation affects the quality of life of people with a CI and their communication partners.
ESR3 in the MOSAICS news
MOSAICS comes to a close paving the way for continued quality of life improvements for cochlear implant recipients
The end of September 2023 also marked the official end of the MOSAICS project, funded by the European Commission as the Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Industrial Doctorate (EID). With the key aim of improving the quality of life of cochlear implant (CI) recipients, the results of the MOSAICS project are set to pave the way for their uptake into further research and development of product, diagnostic and care improvements for cochlear implant users.
- Nikki Philpott, Birgit Philips, Rogier Donders, Emmanuel Mylanus & Wendy Huinck (2023) Variability in clinicians’ prediction accuracy for outcomes of adult cochlear implant users, International Journal of Audiology, DOI: 10.1080/14992027.2023.2256973
- MOSAICS: Individualized phoneme training for adult CI users, Nikki Philpott, Birgit Philips, Emmanuel Mylanus, Wendy Huinck, oral presentation at the 11th International Symposium on Objective measures in auditory implants (OMAI2023), 25-28 September 2023.
- How accurate and confident are clinicians when predicting 1-year post-implantation speech perception outcomes?, Nikki Philpott, Birgit Philips, Rogier Donders, Emmanuel Mylanus, Wendy Huinck, poster presentation at the 2023 Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses (CIAP), 9-14 July 2023.
- Variability in clinicians’ prediction accuracy for outcomes of adult cochlear implant users, Nikki Philpott, Birgit Philips, Rogier Donders, Emmanuel Mylanus, Wendy Huinck, poster presentation at the 16th European Symposium on Pediatric Cochlear Implantation (ESPCI), 31 May – 3 June 2023.