Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
The Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory directed by Gavin M. Bidelman, Ph.D. uses cognitive neuroscience tools (EEG/ERPs, psychophysics, computational modeling, machine learning) to investigate foundational properties of auditory perception and cognition. The work includes elements of both basic research and clinically motivated inquiry. Lab studies proceed on three main fronts: (1) understanding the neurocomputations involved in auditory processing and learning of speech and non-speech sounds; (2) a neuroethological approach characterizing brain plasticity via study of listeners with extraordinary auditory expertise (e.g., musicians, bilinguals); and translational work (3) examining changes in neural coding across the lifespan in both normal and clinical populations (hard of hearing, mild cognitive impairment).
Auditory Processing Laboratory
Directed by Deborah Moncrieff, Ph.D., the focus of the Auditory Processing Laboratory is on the diagnosis and treatment of amblyaudia, a common auditory processing difficulty that interferes with communication, language development, learning and reading in individuals across the lifespan.
Cochlear Implant Research Laboratory
The Cochlear Implant Research Laboratory is directed by Sarah E. Warren, Au.D., Ph.D., licensed audiologist. The vision of the Cochlear Implant Research Lab is to advance patient outcomes in adults and children with severe-to-profound hearing loss through the use of cochlear implants and other implantable hearing devices.
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 hard of hearing. The tools and procedures used to assess speech perception are evaluated for their validity and reliability in various listening situations.