Welcome to the Speech Recognition & Aging Laboratory!
Research projects in the lab focus on speech understanding deficits among aging, hearing-impaired individuals. We are especially interested in the growing body of evidence that suggests older adults have difficulty processing binaural information (i.e., binaural interference). The goal of this line of research is to aid in defining an audiologic profile of older adults that exhibit binaural processing deficits. Results from this are of research are relevant to the clinical practice of audiology since a decline in binaural processing has been associated with a lack of benefit from binaural amplification, a common strategy for treatment of hearing loss among older adults.