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Auditory Perception Laboratory

Research in the Auditory Perception Laboratory is focused on changes in speech perception and basic auditory abilities with aging. Specifically, ongoing studies are investigating if speech recognition performance in older hearing-impaired listeners is associated with complex suprathreshold auditory abilities such as spectral shape perception. Other studies are aimed at understanding the nature of across-channel integration deficits in older and younger adults with and without hearing loss. The long term goal of this work is to be able to better understand the factors related to speech understanding abilities of older hearing-impaired individuals.