The Research

At the CAANLab we study hearing, aging, and cognition.  Our goal is to generate knowledge that can be used to improve hearing abilities for older adults. Age-related changes in how the brain processes sound are influenced by a number of factors including, but not limited to: genetics, lifestyle, noise exposure, and musical training. Accordingly, the research in the lab is diverse, and includes psychacoustics, speech perception, music cognition, memory and learning.      


The Laboratory

The lab is well equipped to conduct auditory perceptual research while monitoring brain activity using electroencephalography (EEG).  We have a 128-channel BioSemi EEG system housed in a double-walled, magnetically shielded soundproof booth.  An auditory workstation that includes a Tucker-Davis real-time processor, and an Interacoustics audiometer can present stimuli to participants in the soundproof booth via insert earphones, over-the-ear headphones or free-field speakers.  There are three workstations in the lab that can be used for data analysis, experimental design, and stimulus creation.

The Funding

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