Investigators & Laboratories Page ContentINVESTIGATORS & LABORATORIES AVAILABLE TO T35 TRAINEES Angela AuBuchon, Ph.D., Working Memory and LanguageThis lab studies the development of short-term/working memory and characterizes the relationship between memory impairments and atypical language development, especially for children with Delayed Language Development and children with hearing loss. Adam Bosen, Ph.D., Auditory Perceptual EncodingResearch focuses on quantifying the aspects of perception, cognition, and linguistic knowledge that limit speech recognition in listeners with cochlear implants. Monita Chatterjee, Ph.D., Perception of Complex Stimuli & Cochlear ImplantsWork in this laboratory focuses on understanding the factors that influence the perception of complex sounds, including speech, by patients with cochlear implants. Katherine Gordon, Ph.D., Language Learning & MemoryIn this lab, we focus on understanding the ability of children with and without Developmental Language Disorders to learn and remember words over short and long time spans. Kristen Janky, Ph.D., Vestibular Assessment and Balance DisordersThe work in this laboratory is concerned with the study of vestibular disorders, including their diagnosis and treatment. Kaylah Lalonde, Ph.D., Audiovisual Speech Processing Research in this lab focuses on development of the perceptual and linguistic mechanisms underlying adults and children’s ability to use visual speech to compensate for noisy listening environments. Current research is also examining the effects of hearing aid compression on the temporal characteristics of audiovisual speech. Lori Leibold, Ph.D., Human Auditory Development 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. Dawna E. Lewis, Ph.D., Understanding Speech in Complex EnvironmentsResearch evaluates the influence of dynamic features of complex multi-source environments that impact speech understanding in children and adults with hearing loss. Ryan McCreery, Ph.D., Perceptual and Cognitive Development in Children with Hearing LossThis research program is concerned with enhancing speech and language outcomes in children with hearing loss by improving audibility based predictions of speech recognition. Gabrielle Merchant, Ph.D., Translational Auditory Physiology and Perception Research in this laboratory uses clinical audiological assessments combined with experimental measures to improve the understanding and diagnosis of various auditory pathologies, particularly those impacting children. Stephen T. Neely, D.Sc., Communication EngineeringResearch 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. Heather Porter, Au.D., Ph.D., Human Auditory DevelopmentOur lab studies how infants and children process sound in competing background noise. My research interests build on that premise and includes work related to improving methods for the clinical assessment of hearing in children who are typically developing and children with motor and developmental delays. Daniel Rasetshwane, Ph.D., Auditory Signal ProcessingResearch focuses on (1) understanding suprathreshold hearing deficits in individuals with normal hearing and with hearing loss, and (2) development of advanced signal-processing strategies for hearing aids.