Auditory Signal Processing Laboratory


Auditory Signal Processing Laboratory
The Auditory Signal Processing (ASP) Lab has three primary goals:

  • Understanding the scientific basis of signal processing in the human peripheral auditory system
  • Develop innovative methods for the clinical assessment of hearing loss
  • Develop signal-processing strategies inspired by the auditory system for the remediation of hearing deficits

The ASP Lab is located on the 3rd floor of the Boys Town National Research Hospital – Medical Campus Downtown, in Omaha, NE (555 North 30th Street, Omaha, NE 68131).
This laboratory has two sound-treated booths, each with a clinical audiometer and tympanometer. The lab is equipped with specialized hardware used for the measurement of electrophysiological responses, otoacoustic emissions, acoustic reflectance, speech perception, and psychoacoustic procedures, run by custom-designed software.

The Auditory Signal Processing Lab is directed by Stephen Neely, D.Sc., and is supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute for Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIDCD). Sara Harris, Au.D. manages laboratory operations. The lab benefits from internal collaborations with Lori Leibold Ph.D. and Gabrielle Merchant Au.D., Ph.D.