Current Studies


​​​Spectral Ripple Detection in Children with and without Hearing Loss

In this study, we ask the following questions:

  1. How do children with hearing aids hear complex sounds that are similar to the sounds of speech?
  2. Is how they hear complex sounds different than children with typical hearing?
  3. Can how they hear these sounds help us predict a child's communication development?
This study is funded by a Centers for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant.

Daily Hearing Aid and Language Use in Spanish/English Bilingual Children who are Hard of Hearing

In this study, we ask these two questions:

  1. What is the home language environment of Spanish/English bilingual children who use hearing aids like?
  2. How does hearing aid use impact the child's access to both English and Spanish in the home?
This study is funded via a DEI initiative at Boys Town National Research Hospital.​