Lab News

2022

SRA LAB at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum

 

Kelsey Butz and Jennifer Hoffman presented the results of their Senior Research Thesis projects at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum on March 8, 2022.

 

 

 

 

Denman Undergraduate Research Forum 2022

Kelsey’s project was titled “The relationship between extended high-frequency hearing, speech-in-noise perception, and auditory working memory: a normative study

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denman Undergraduate Research Forum 2022

Jennifer’s project was titled “Binaural processing deficits in adults with a history of mild traumatic brain injury

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SRA LAB at the American Auditory Society

Emma Woolf (AuD/PhD student) was the recipient of the Mentored Student Poster award. She presented the results of her thesis project titled “Auditory-visual speech-in-noise recognition with visual distractor“.

 

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2021

SRA Lab Publications

“The relationship between self-perceived hearing ability and binaural speech-in-noise performance in adults with normal pure-tone hearing” by Christina Roup, PhD (lab PI), Amy Custer, AuD, and Julie Powell, AuD, was published in the Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, SIG 6. This study found that greater self-perceived hearing difficulties were significantly correlated with poorer speech-in-noise performance – despite having clinically normal hearing.

“Determining unilateral or bilateral hearing aid preference in adults: a prospective study” was published in International Journal of Audiology. Christina Roup (Lab PI) was a co-author with colleagues from the National Acoustics Laboratory in Sydney Australia.

2020

SRA Lab Publications

Hearing Difficulties as a Result of Traumatic Brain Injury” by Christina Roup, Ph.D. (Lab PI), Courtney Ross, Au.D., and Gail Whitelaw, Ph.D. (Clinical Associate Professor & Clinic Director) was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. This publication details a Case Report of a patient with a history of traumatic brain injury that resulted in deficits in auditory processing. Treatment for her hearing difficulties using mild-gain hearing aids is also detailed.

“Effect of speech-in-noise testing and dichotic listening on self-reported state anxiety in young, middle-aged, and older adults” by Christina Roup, Ph.D. (Lab PI), Donna Green, AuD, and Riley DeBacker, AuD, was published in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. This study found that speech-in-noise and dichotic listening resulted in increases in state anxiety for all groups, but significant increases were only observed for the middle-aged group.

2019

SRA Lab Publication in The Hearing Journal

Managing Adults with Subjective Hearing Difficulties” by Christina Roup (Lab PI), Gail Whitelaw (Clinical Associate Professor & Clinic Director), and Jodi Baxter (Clinical Assistant Professor) is now available online with The Hearing Journal. This publication details an assessment protocol and treatment strategies for adults who experience subjective hearing difficulties in the face of normal pure-tone hearing.

https://journals.lww.com/thehearingjournal/Fulltext/2019/02000/Managing_Adults_with_Subjective_Hearing.7.aspx

2018

SRA LAB at the 2018 Department of Speech & Hearing Science Banquet

 

SRA Lab Publication

Mild-Gain Hearing Aids as a Treatment for Adults with Self-Reported Hearing Difficulties” by Christina Roup (Lab PI), Emily Post (Lab Alum), and Jessi Lewis (current AuD student) is available in the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. The data presented in this investigation are the first to describe the benefits of mild-gain amplification for adults with traditionally normal hearing (i.e., normal pure tone thresholds), yet self-reported hearing difficulties and speech-in-noise deficits.

 

 


2017

 

SRA LAB at the American Auditory Society

Christina Roup and Julie Powell, in collaboration with colleagues from the VA Hospital in Madison, WI presented data on central auditory function in a group of adults with a history of mild traumatic brain injury at the American Auditory Society meeting in Scottsdale, AZ on March 3, 2017.

 

 

 

SRA Lab at the American Academy of Audiology in Nashville!

  • Julie Powell (3rd AuD Student) and Christina Roup (Lab PI) presented a research poster titled “Self-Perceived Hearing Difficulties in Some Adults with mTBI”
  • Jessie Lewis (AuD/PhD Student) presented her research in the Student Research Forum titled “Verbal Learning and Memory in Experienced Adult Cochlear Implant Users and Cochlear Implant Candidates”
  • Riley Debacker (AuD/PhD Student) presented on the ACAE Student Clinical Education Forum Panel.
  • And Christina Roup (Lab PI) and Julie Powell (3rd AuD Student) gave a research podium presenting work on binaural auditory processing in adults with mTBI

 


2016

SRA LAB at AudiologyNOW!
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Emily Post, Christina Roup, and Jessi Lewis presented data from the Mild-Gain Hearing Aid study at the American Academy of Audiology’s Auditory Research Conference (ARC) and AudiologyNOW! conference in Phoenix, AZ on March 13 & 15, 2016.

 

 

 

 

SRA LAB at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum
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Jessi Lewis and Donna Green presented the results of their Senior Research Thesis projects at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum on March 30, 2016.

Jessi’s project is titled “The Use of Mild-Gain Hearing Aids for Adults with Auditory Processing Difficulties

Donna’s project is titled “Effect of Speech Recognition Testing on Self-Reported State Anxiety

 

 

SRA Lab Publication

“The Effect of Lexical Content on Dichotic Speech Recognition in Older Adults” by Ursula Findlen (Lab Alum) and Christina Roup (Lab PI) was published in the January 2016 Journal of the American Academy of Audiology.  The data presented in this paper is an extension of Ursula’s doctoral dissertation exploring the impact of lexical content on auditory processing abilities in older adults.