We are actively recruiting subjects for all studies listed below:
Adults and Children Who Receive Hearing Aids or Cochlear Implants
We are investigating cortical plasticity, cross-modal re-organization, and changes in cortical resource allocation in adults and children who receive intervention with hearing aids or cochlear implants. We are testing adults and children with hearing loss who have received no intervention, who have received or are planning to receive intervention with hearing aids or cochlear implants.
Therapy After Cochlear Implantation Using Telemedicine (T.A.C.I.T.)
In conjunction with University of Colorado at Denver, we are evaluating telemedicine as a means of providing therapy to children with cochlear implants.
Single-Sided Deafness (SSD)
We are interested in how the brain changes in adults and children who have one normal hearing ear and one ear with a severe-profound hearing loss. We are examining changes in cortical neuroplasticity and cross-modal re-organization in a sub-group of adults and children with SSD.
Aging and Hearing Loss
We are investigating brain-related changes in adults with normal hearing and those with age-related hearing loss. This study uses EEG, behavioral, and cognitive measures to examine the link between hearing loss, aging, and cortical brain changes.
Central Auditory Development and Plasticity in Children with Hearing Loss and Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder
We are studying auditory cortical maturation in children with all types of hearing loss, including auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD) who may or may not have hearing aids and cochlear implants using the P1 biomarker. We are also interested in all kinds of special populations of children with hearing loss.