Wendy J. Huinck, PhD


Clinical scientist Hearing & Implants

Radboud University Medical Centre


Professional of MOSAICS beneficiary, supervisor of ESRs 2 and 3, leader of WP2 Brain, train, and sustain and of WP3 Training

Research Gate


  • CI indication in adult CI patients
  • hearing disorders and implantable devices for hearing
  • auditory neuroscience
  • speech and hearing technologies
  • speech and language processing

Wendy Huinck, PhD, is head care innovation and chair of the research board Hearing & Implants at the department of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck surgery of the Radboud university medical center in Nijmegen. She graduated in 1998 in Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and General Linguistics at the University of Nijmegen, and completed her PhD degree in medical science in 2006. She is responsible for the development of the adult hearing care of the Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck surgery department and for the indication procedure of the adult cochlear implantation patients. Her interest in implantable hearing aids, specifically cochlear implants, has led to clinical work and research projects, including supervising several PhD- and master students and to presentations at international meetings on cochlear implants.

Selected Publications

  • Straatman LV, Huinck WJ, Langereis MC, Snik AF, Mulder JJ. 2014 Cochlear implantation in late-implanted prelingually deafened adults: changes in quality of life. Otol Neurotol. 2014 Feb;35(2):253-9.
  • Smulders YE, van Zon A, Stegeman I, Rinia AB, Van Zanten GA, Stokroos RJ, Hendrice N, Free RH, Maat B, Frijns JH, Briaire JJ, Mylanus EA, Huinck WJ, Smit AL, Topsakal V, Tange RA, Grolman W. Comparison of Bilateral and Unilateral Cochlear Implantation in Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Mar 1;142(3):249-56.
  • Bas P. Hartel, Josephine W. I. van Nierop, Wendy J. Huinck, Liselotte J. C. Rotteveel, Emmanuel A. M. Mylanus, Ad F. Snik,  Henricus P. M. Kunst, and  Ronald J. E. Pennings (2017) Cochlear Implantation in Patients With Usher Syndrome Type IIa Increases Performance and Quality of Life. Otol Neurotol. 2017 Jul;38(6):e120-e127.
  • Véronique J. C. Kraaijenga, MD; Geerte G. J. Ramakers, MD; Yvette E. Smulders, MD, PhD; Alice van Zon, MD; Inge Stegeman, PhD; Adriana L. Smit,MD, PhD; Robert J. Stokroos, MD, PhD; Nadia Hendrice, MSc; Rolien H. Free,MD, PhD; Bert Maat, MSc; Johan H. M. Frijns, MD, PhD; Jeroen J. Briaire, PhD; E. A. M. Mylanus, MD, PhD; Wendy J. Huinck, PhD; Gijsbert A. Van Zanten, PhD; Wilko Grolman, MD, PhD (2017). Objective and Subjective Measures of Simultaneous vs Sequential Bilateral Cochlear Implants in Adults A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.0745 Published online June 22, 2017.
  • Heutink F, de Rijk SR, Verbist BM, Huinck WJ, Mylanus EAM. Angular Electrode Insertion Depth and Speech Perception in Adults With a Cochlear Implant: A Systematic Review. Otol Neurotol. 2019 Aug;40(7):900-910.
  • Snels C, IntHout J, Mylanus E, Huinck W, Dhooge I. Hearing Preservation in Cochlear Implant Surgery: A Meta-Analysis. Otol Neurotol. 2019 Feb;40(2):145-153.
  • Véronique J. C. Kraaijenga, Geerte G. J. Ramakers, Yvette E. Smulders, Alice van Zon, Rolien H. Free, Johan H. M. Frijns, Wendy J. Huinck, Robert J. Stokroos and Wilko Grolman (2019). No Difference in Behavioral and Self-Reported Outcomes for Simultaneous and Sequential Bilateral Cochlear Implantation: Evidence From a Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial Front. Neurosci., 20 February 2019
  • Huinck, W. J., Mylanus, E. A. M., & Snik, A. F. M. (2019). Expanding unilateral cochlear implantation criteria for adults with bilateral acquired severe sensorineural hearing loss. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol.