INVESTIGATORS & LABORATORIES AVAILABLE TO T35 TRAINEES
Monita Chatterjee, Ph.D., Perception of Complex Stimuli & Cochlear Implants
Work in this laboratory focuses on understanding the factors that influence the perception of complex sounds, including speech, by patients with cochlear implants.
Michael P. Gorga, Ph.D., Clinical Sensory Physiology
Research primarily addresses issues related to threshold and suprathreshold consequences of hearing loss focused on cochlear nonlinearity in humans with normal and impaired hearing.
Michelle L. Hughes, Ph.D., Cochlear Implant Research
Research is concerned with the relation between objective tests of auditory-nerve function and subjective tests of perception, and whether these objective or subjective measures can be used to find better ways to program speech processors associated with cochlear implants.
Kristin Janky, Ph.D., Vestibular Assessment and Balance Disorders
The work in this laboratory is concerned with the study of vestibular disorders, including their diagnosis and treatment.
Walt Jesteadt, Ph.D., Psychoacoustics
Research is concerned with decision processes in detection, discrimination, perceptual measures of auditory nonlinearity and loudness.
Douglas H. Keefe, Ph.D., Physical Acoustics
Research aims to better understand the auditory functioning of the human middle ear and cochlea, with translational applications to hearing screening in adults and infants.
Dawna E. Lewis, Ph.D., Minimal Hearing Loss in Children
The primary goal of the research is to examine the impact of minimal hearing loss on a range of functional auditory and language skills that support learning.
Ryan McCreery, Ph.D., Speech and Language Outcomes in Children with Hearing Loss
This research program is concerned with enhancing speech and language outcomes in children with hearing loss by improving audibility based predictions of speech recognition.
Mary Pat Moeller, Ph.D., Infant Development
The primary goal of the research is to examine factors that influence word learning in infants with normal and impaired hearing. Areas of focus include mother-child interaction, phonetic development, social cognition and learning through overhearing. Researchers in this lab are involved in a multi-site study of outcomes of children with mild to severe hearing loss.
Stephen T. Neely, D.Sc., Communication Engineering
Research is concerned with understanding the mechanisms by which the inner ear processes sound, using empirical studies and modeling work to gain better insights into cochlear function.
Kanae Nishi, Ph.D., Auditory Training/Speech Perception
Research focuses various aspects of speech perception and production (acoustics) as they relate to human development, hearing status, language background, auditory training and listening/speaking conditions.
Nicholas A. Smith, Ph.D., Perceptual Development
Research focuses on behavioral methods to study the development of infants’ perceptual and cognitive processing of sounds, such as speech, music, and complex tone patterns.
Patricia G. Stelmachowicz, Ph.D., Hearing-Aid Research
Research focuses on optimal hearing-aid characteristics and auditory outcomes for children with hearing loss. Studies focus on interactions between bandwidth and speech perception, hearing loss and perceptual strategies, and audibility and perception.
Edward J. Walsh, Ph.D., Developmental Auditory Physiology
Research is directed towards understanding the normal development of vertebrate auditory systems, as well as the pathological basis of congenital and environmentally induced deafness.