Auditory Prostheses and Perception Laboratory


We study auditory and speech perception by adults and children with normal hearing, hearing loss and cochlear implants. New studies are focusing on mechanisms underlying adult cochlear implant listeners’ and normally hearing listeners’ sensitivity to emotional prosody, particularly on aging effects on emotion perception. In children, new studies are focusing on the link between their perception and production of emotional prosody.


Full Publication List of the APPLab


The APPL area includes two large sound booths for conducting listening tests in quiet environments, and a space in which experiments involving direct electrical stimulation of the implanted device are conducted.


We gratefully acknowledge funding from the NIH, the American Hearing Research Foundation, and House Institute Foundation.


We collaborate extensively with a number of scientists at Boys Town National Research Hospital and elsewhere, listed below.