Research

Client Participating in Research

Participate in Research

Do you want to help us learn how to improve cochlear implants? We are always looking for participants for our studies!
 
Our studies look at such topics as: 
  • Improving speech perception in noise
  • Effects...
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Audiology Patient

Genetics of Hearing

A primary goal of MCICE is to work towards a better understanding of the genetic basis of hearing loss, as well as  to examine whether different types of hearing loss lead to differential success with a cochlear implant.  To do that, we plan to...

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Cochlear Implant

Improving Cochlear Implants

Cochlear implants have become the standard of care for those with severe-to-profound sensorineural hearing loss, but users’ success with the device is quite variable. We seek ways of maximizing the effectiveness of cochlear implants, both through...

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Child getting hearing screened

Cochlear Implants across the Lifespan

The use of cochlear implants can result in remarkable improvement in the ability to understand speech. Despite the dramatic successes enjoyed by many cochlear-implant users across the lifespan, the outcomes can be variable, and some individuals...

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Dr. Nguyen with a CI client

Language Skills in Individuals with CIs

 
The electric signal delivered by a cochlear implant is impoverished, relative to the normal acoustic signal. This results in speech and language difficulties for children and adults who use CIs, although their speech and...
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Student Researcher

Translational Research

Most individuals with a cochlear implant receive very similar CI programming, a “one-size-fits-all” approach.  We are exploring whether a more individualized approach could lead to better outcomes.

One of the main translational research...

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Patient

Auditory and Speech Processing Skills in Individuals with Cochlear Implants

Cochlear-implants are remarkable devices that have changed people's lives. But while some CI users comprehend this signal exceedingly well, others have more difficulty.  Understanding why CI users have such variable success with their...

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