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Audiology students hold Fall 2023 Research Day

audiology students present their projects

Student presenters prepare for the morning session. From left to right: Mike Zandona, Brittney Mattingly, Chase Ontario (front), Daniel Chun, and Ryan Hildebrandt.

Third-year audiology students presented their doctoral projects during Fall Research Day 2023. Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders faculty Drs. Erol Ozmeral, Robert Lutfi, Jungmee Lee, Catherine Rogers, Michelle Arnold, and Jennifer Lister introduced the following students and their research projects:

  • Daniel Chun, "Effects of Head Movement on a Spatial Release from Masking Task"
  • Mike Zandona, "Adaptability of Decision Weighting in Multi-Talker Segregation"
  • Brittney Mattingly, "Speech Stream Segregation"
  • Chase Ontario, "Multi-Sensory Test of the Information-Divergence Hypothesis"
  • Ryan Hildebrandt, "Relationship Between Spectro-temporal Processing and Frequency Selectivity"
  • Janice Yau, "Performance of Bilingual Speakers on the English and Cantonese Versions of the Hearing in Noise Test (HINT)"
  • Arianna Bastys, "Speech-in-noise Performance on the AzBio Sentence Test for Adult Bilingual Speakers"
  • Kristina Mullins, "Investigation of the Relationship Between Hearing and Cognition"
  • Abby Rowe, "Auditory Processing Across the Lifespan"

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