Research Specialization Areas - Auditory Perception and Intervention

Auditory perception is the first stage of speech perception and spoken language understanding. When auditory perception is compromised, the rest of the communication system suffers from the input of limited or distorted information or the inability to adequately process acoustic information. We study the characteristics of auditory perception of speech, music, and environmental sounds; diagnostic tools for evaluating auditory sensitivity and perceptual deficits; symptoms and disorders co-morbid with hearing loss; and intervention strategies when auditory perception is compromised, such as the use of hearing aids, assistive listening systems, cochlear implants, and visual/manual communication systems.

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