Lab News


In November 2017, Dr. Mertes received a New Investigators Research Grant from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation. This study will examine how the auditory system responds to dynamic background noises that we often encounter in daily listening situations.


University of Illinois grant awarded

In April 2017, Dr. Mertes received an Arnold O. Beckman Research Award from the Campus Research Board of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This funded study will examine how the inner ear and brain respond to real-world noises such as multiple people talking simultaneously. We are currently seeking volunteers to participate in this study. Please contact us at if you are interested in participating.