Current Projects

Susceptibility to and Release from Masking in Infancy and Childhood

Funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIH Grant Number R01 DC011038)

A child's environment often contains multiple sources of competing sounds which may create difficult listening situations. These situations can be difficult both for children with normal hearing as well as children with hearing loss. The purpose of this group of studies funded by the National Institute of Health aims to better understand the factors responsible for the development of hearing in complex environments, such as noise and in the presence of other talkers. Additionally, this group of studies is designed to better understand the cues that children with normal hearing sensitivity and those with hearing loss understand speech in complex situations.

We are currently recruiting infants, children and adults with normal hearing sensitivity as well as infants and children who are hard of hearing.

CLICK HERE to sign up for additional information about this project and/or to sign up for one of our experiments.

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