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black logoWELCOME TO THE PEDIATRIC AUDITORY EXPERIENCE AND BRAIN (PAEB) LAB!

We are interested in learning how children’s brains use different resources to understand language in real-world auditory environments (i.e., noisy classrooms). In addition, we want to learn how early auditory and language experiences affect language and brain development, particularly in children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and/or those who are bilingual. Our goal is to optimize treatments aimed to facilitate auditory experiences for these children, which may include use of assistive listening systems or music training. Our lab uses diverse measures to assess neural language processing, cognitive and language abilities, speech-in-noise skills, and real-world communication environments. The long-term goal of our research is to improve evidence-based practices for clinicians working with children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and those who are bilingual.