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Cortical Neuroplasticity and Re-organization in Hearing Loss: Effects of Treatment with Cochlear Implants and Hearing Aids

Title: Optimizing programming in cochlear implant listeners: electrode position, channel interaction and speech perception



Binaural perception in noise and reverberation with bilateral cochlear implant devices

Title: "Older listeners process envelope modulations less effectively than younger listeners for understanding of cochlear-implant simulated speech"


Title: "Translating basic science to clinical improvements in cochlear implants"


How do listeners use their two ears to better understand speech in noisy environments, or to locate the source of a sound in the space around them? How are these processes different for people with two cochlear implants rather than normal hearing? These are just some of the questions that occupy Matt Goupell, Assistant Professor in Hearing and Speech Sciences and director of the Auditory Perception and Modeling Lab.

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Language science is by nature multidisciplinary and our programs support students in actively crossing departmental and university boundaries. The language science initiative provides students with the flexibility to create individualized programs of study involving combinations of faculty mentors. The list of programs and specializations below is just a starting point, and our current students and faculty mentors are happy to answer questions about the programs and about particular areas of interest. 

Language Science Day 2014

LSD marked the 1-year anniversary of the Maryland Language Science Center, showcasing many ideas and initiatives launched over the past year.


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