INVESTIGATORS & LABORATORIES AVAILABLE TO T35 TRAINEES
This research program seeks to identify precursors to linguistic success for toddlers who are deaf and hard of hearing. Areas of focus include gesture use and the linguistic and gestural input provided by parents.
Work in this laboratory focus on using psychoacoustic measures to advance our understanding of auditory perception, with the goal of incorporating these measures into the fitting of hearing aids.
Work in this laboratory focuses on understanding the factors that influence the perception of complex sounds, including speech, by patients with cochlear implants.
Shuman He, M.D., Ph.D., Human Auditory Electrophysiology
This research program aims to better understand neural encoding of sounds at the peripheral and the central auditory system in hearing impaired listeners.
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.
The work in this laboratory is concerned with the study of vestibular disorders, including their diagnosis and treatment.
This research lab studies the development of auditory behavior in children with normal hearing and children with hearing loss, with a focus on understanding how infants and children hear and process target sounds in the presence of competing background sounds.
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.
This research program is concerned with enhancing speech and language outcomes in children with hearing loss by improving audibility based predictions of speech recognition.
The goal of the research program is to examine outcomes in children with mild to severe hearing loss, and to understand factors that explain variations in subject performance. Children are seen regularly for a comprehensive battery of audiological, speech-language and psychosocial measures. In addition, child and family characteristics and the extent and nature of services the children are receiving are examined.
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.
Research focuses on advanced signal-processing strategies for hearing aids and loudness perception in normal-hearing and hearing-impaired individuals.
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.