Investigators and Laboratories Available to T35 Trainees
This 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.
Research focuses on quantifying the aspects of perception, cognition, and linguistic knowledge that limit speech recognition in listeners with 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.
In our lab, we study how the brain learns language and what might be different in the case of a language disorder or language delay. We specifically study the brain's ability to learn patterns of information in the environment.
In our lab, we study how listeners perceive auditory space and the particular kinds of acoustic information they use to do so. We use large arrays of loudspeakers to simulate different listening situations and virtual-reality technology to study the impacts of vision and audition on spatial awareness by typical and hearing-impaired listeners, as well as the spatial functions of hearing aids. Brain imaging studies allow us to map the brain regions involved in processing that information, and computer simulations of brain networks help us understand how sounds are transformed by the brain, the ear, and listening devices.
The work in this laboratory is concerned with the study of vestibular disorders, including their diagnosis and treatment.
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.
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.
Research evaluates the influence of dynamic features of complex multi-source environments that impact speech understanding in children and adults 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.
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.
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.
Our 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.
Research 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.