Auditory Prosthesis Laboratory

Li Xu, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Lab Director

The goal of research in this laboratory is to understand the mechanisms of hearing and speech perception under electrical stimulation and thus to find ways to improve speech and music perception in patients with cochlear implants. We study speech and music perception in patients with cochlear implants and in normal-hearing subjects using acoustic simulations. Current research projects include spectral and temporal features of stimulation for phoneme perception and for lexcial-tone perception, tone development in children, and melody perception.

This laboratory is equipped with the clinical cochlear-implant programming systems from Cochlear Corporation and Advanced Bionics Corporation. It also has a TDT System 3 for psychoacoustics and neurophysiology experiments. A sound-attenuating booth and computers that are used for control of sound delivery and for data collection and analysis are in place. The research in this laboratory is supported by both internal and external grants. Collaborations with Kresge Hearing Research Institute at University of Michigan, Seoul National Unviersity, Beijing Tongren Hospital/Beijing Institute of Otorhinolaryngology (Capital Medical University) , East China Normal University, and Shanghai Jiaotong University have been established.

Inquiries about opportunities for Au.D. studies should be addressed to Joann Benigno, Ph.D., Coordinator of Professional Programs,Communication Sciences & Disorders, Grover Center - W218, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701. 

Inquiries about opportunities for Ph.D. studies in this laboratory can be addressed to the Lab Director or to Brooke Hallowell, Ph.D., Coordinator of Ph.D. Studies, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Grover Center - W218, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701. 

 


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