The primary focus of my research is to examine the perceptual, cognitive, and audiological factors influencing speech and language outcomes in children with cochlear implants (CIs) and hearing aids (HAs). The foundation for this multidisciplinary approach is providing optimal audibility through sensory devices (HAs and CIs). My experience as a clinical pediatric audiologist motivates me to address key clinical questions with evidence based research.
We are a translational/basic science laboratory devoted to understanding the transcriptional and epigenetic heterogeneity of head and neck cancers. By understanding the mechanisms underlying the growth, development and spread of these cancers, we hope to develop new
diagnostics and therapeutics to treat this devastating disease.
The Audiovisual Speech Lab conducts research with both children and adults, who have normal or impaired hearing. One focus is how the brain combines auditory and visual speech information, using both behavioral and fMRI methodologies. A second focus is the use of computer games to develop listening and auditory brain skills (www.clearforears.com).