Ongoing Research

  • Cellular mechanisms of information processing in the central auditory system.
  • The effects of age-related hearing loss on central processing in mice.
  • The role of serotonin and plasticity within the auditory cortex in response to early-onset sensorineural hearing loss.
  • Development and plasticity in normal and impaired hearing.
  • Spectro-temporal processing in normal and impaired ears.
  • Complex sound processing in normal and impaired ears.
  • The effect of otitis media on the utilization of speech cues in masking noise.
  • Central neural plasticity in response to peripheral hearing loss.
  • The importance of temporal cues in speech understanding.
  • The role of amplitude modulation across frequency in parsing a sound scene.
  • The integration of high-resolution CT imaging, measurement of intracochlear evoked potentials and computer modeling to make predictions about the neural responsiveness and survival patterns in implanted cochleae.
  • Development of methods of monitoring and evaluating the functional performance of cochlear implant systems in patients.
  • Electroacoustic stimulation.
  • CMV and Connexin-related hearing losses.
  • Cochlear nerve deficiency.
  • Bimodal stimulation.
  • Auditory Brainstem Implants in adults without NF2.
  • The neuronal basis of binaural hearing.
  • Allergy-induced Eustachian tube dysfunction.
  • Benefit of hearing aids and/or cochlear implants in children with Auditory Neuropathy.
  • Childhood Development after Cochlear Implantation (CDaCI)