Hearing Instrument | Human Auditory Physiology | Language Learning | Language and Literacy | UT-AACL | Neurocognitive Linguistics | Psychoacoustics | Spatial and Binaural Hearing | Speech Perception and Production | Stuttering and Speech Science | Voice and Speech Science | Cochlear Implant
Hearing Instrument Laboratory
Dr. Patrick Plyler
- Impact of high Hz amplification on subjective and objective benefit in hearing instrument users
- Effects of expansion on subjective and objective benefit in hearing instrument users
- Effects of expansion time constants on subjective and objective benefit in hearing instrument users.
Human Auditory Physiology Laboratory
Dr. Ashley W. Harkrider
- Neurophysiological correlates for perceptual behavior of normal and impaired populations
- Underlying physiological mechanisms in the cochlea and/or central auditory nervous system responsible for overt behavioral responses to, and perception of, various acoustic stimuli in quiet and in noise
- Language learning
- Effect of input on language learning
- Language learning as category learning
- Functional considerations of language learning
- Learning of syntactic constructions (Construction Grammar)
- Facilitating language learning and use through social-interaction therapy
- Importance of language function in approaches to therapy and measurement
Language and Literacy Lab (L3)
Drs. Ilsa Schwarz and Jillian McCarthy
- Examining factors related to successful language and literacy skills for children, specifically those who are deaf or hard of hearing or those from poverty
- Investigating and examining the vocabulary use of children and teachers, and relating this information back to language and literacy development for all children
- Examining linguistic factors related to spelling and writing abilities of children
- Developing assessment and interventions for spoken and written language disorders
- Examining factors related to successful language development and literacy skills, specifically reading and writing, with individuals with motor speech impairments who may or may not use augmentative-alternative communication
- Investigating the relationship between production and perception on working memory and literacy skills for individuals with motor speech impairments
- Examining and developing technology to assist in language and literacy learning for individuals with motor speech impairments
Neurocognitive Linguistics Laboratory
Dr. Kristin King
- For individuals both with and without brain injury:
- Modeling the neural processes
- Investigating hemispheric processing and neurocognitive skills utilized for linguistic processes
- Examining the role of cognitive processes on semantic processing
- Communication and swallowing disorders arising secondary to traumatic brain injury, stroke, neurologic disease, and dementias in both children and adults
Dr. Mark Hedrick
- Perceptual abilities of listeners with hearing loss
- Speech perception by listeners with normal hearing and listeners with hearing loss
- Elucidation of frequency and temporal coding mechanisms
- Sound localization ability
- Spatial release from masking
- Aided and prosthetic binaural, bilateral, and spatial hearing
- Hearing loss prevention
Speech Perception and Production Laboratory
Dr. Deborah Von Hapsburg
- The effect of signal audibility on the emergence of early vocalization patterns in hearing impaired infants.
- The effects of increasing word familiarity on bilingual speaker’s speech perception in noise
- Speech perception in noise in [Korean/English] bilingual listeners
Stuttering and Speech Science Laboratory
Dr. Tim Saltuklaroglu
- Investigations into the neural mechanisms responsible for inducing fluent speech in people who stutter.
- Examining the role of mirror neuron systems in speech perception and simulated production tasks via electroencephalograpy (EEG).
- Investigations into clinical efficacy of altered auditory feedback and other treatments for stuttering.
- Listener reactions to stuttering:
- Changes in eye-gaze behaviors and physiological responses. How these reactions may in turn affect people who stutter and their communicative interactions.
- Anticipatory reactions to stuttering in people who stutter. Changes in physiological responses of anxiety in anticipation of stuttered versus fluent speech.
- The effects of stuttering on manual functions.
Voice and Speech Science Laboratory
Dr. Molly Erickson
- Spasmodic dysphoniaAcoustic and physiology of singing
- Acoustics of cultural diversity
- Normative data - vocal physiology
- Experimental phonetics - duration modeling
Cochlear Implant Laboratory
Dr. Jong Ho Won
- Computational modeling of the biological infrastructure of the implanted cochlea
- Various aspects of psychoacoustic sensitivities and speech perception in listeners with normal-hearing, hearing-impaired, and cochlear implants
- Neural encoding of important speech information in hearing aid users
Celebrate the past, present, and future of ASP with us in the pages of the Audiology & Speech Pathology 2014 Annual Newsletter.
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