We study cochlear and brain function across the lifespan, using a novel combination of behavioral, neuroelectric, structural, hemodynamic, ecological, and serological measures of auditory processing.

Current  projects in the lab focus on:

  • Biological markers of noise exposure
  • The auditory benefits & hazards of musical training (link to news story)
  • Changes to the auditory system across the lifespan
  • The effect of bilingualism on the auditory system
  • The relationship between auditory processing, language, & cognition in children and adults
  • Novel methods to study the auditory system and promote scientific outreach
  • Biological markers of tinnitus (UConn Health Collaboration)
  • Neuroaudiological markers of SARS-CoV-2 (Dartmouth University Collaboration)

Our work is supported by the National Institute of Health, the National Science Foundation, the American Academy of Audiology, and the American Tinnitus Association. We also acknowledge previous support from the American Hearing Research Foundation and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation.

Interested in participating in one of the ABR lab’s research studies? The following studies are currently recruiting participants:

Bilingual Brain Research