Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
The Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory directed by Gavin M. Bidelman, Ph.D. uses a coordinated blend of techniques to decipher the neural basis of complex auditory perception. These techniques include evoked potentials, computational modeling, and psychoacoustics. Current projects are focused on understanding the neurocomputations involved in generating basic psychoacoustic phenomena and during music and speech listening. Complementary work examines the neuroplasticity induced by listening experience and training (e.g. music lessons, bilingualism) and how these influences positively affect listening skills.
Hearing Aid Research Laboratory
Directed by Jani Johnson, Au.D., Ph.D., the Hearing Aid Research Laboratory research involves the development and evaluation of diagnostic and remediation procedures to overcome disablements associated with hearing loss. Issues studied include the improvement of hearing aid fitting protocols, measurement of the help provided by hearing aids, and the development of clinical tools for facilitating rehabilitation.
Speech Perception Assessment Laboratory
Directed by Lisa Lucks Mendel, Ph.D., research in the Speech Perception Assessment Laboratory focuses on accurate assessment of speech perception by individuals with normal hearing and individuals with hearing impairment. The tools and procedures used to assess speech perception are evaluated for their validity and reliability in various listening situations.