Lab News

Lab Member Receives Travel Award

Lab member Kristin Johnson received a 2018 Travel Award from the American Auditory Society. Kristin will present at the Resident and Graduate Student Mentored Research Poster Session at the Annual Scientific and Technology Meeting of the American Auditory Society in March 2018. Her presentation is entitled “Assessing Olivocochlear Efferent Contributions to Speech Understanding in Noise”.

FOUNDATION GRANT AWARDED

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 hearingresearch.uiuc@gmail.com if you are interested in participating.