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The Auditory Research Laboratory (ARL) is a dedicated research facility of the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at Rush University Medical Center. The mission of the ARL is twofold. First, it is the advancement of knowledge on theoretical and applied aspects of auditory perception and cognition in normal-hearing and hearing impaired populations. Second, it is in training of future professionals in the field of communication disorders and sciences in the development and conduct of experimental research.

Research themes:
  • Perceptual organization of meaningful sound (speech, music, environmental sounds)
  • Auditory attention and memory in normal and hearing impaired listeners
  • Aural evaluation and rehabilitation of sensory aid recipients
  • Expert listening and auditory training
  • Situational awareness and orientation through sound
  • Sonification and auditory display
Click here to go to the Auditory Research Laboratory page
EAR DAY at Rush
EAR DAY at Rush took place November 2.
This full-day event covered a range of topics including:
Central Auditory Nervous System in Normal and Pathological States - Valeriy Shafiro, PhD. Rush University Medical Center, Communication Disorders & Sciences
Stability and Plasticity in the Central Auditory System - Andrew Sabin, PhD. Northwestern University, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Neural correlates of auditory function and training in older adults - Samira Anderson, PhD. Northwestern University, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
How does the Human Auditory Cortex Respond to Spectrally Degraded Sounds?- Kirill Nourski, MD, PhD. Department of Neurosurgery, University of Iowa
Hierarchical emergence of selectivity and tolerance in the avian auditory cortex - Dan Meliza, PhD. Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago
Studies on the mouse auditory forebrain in normal and pathological states - Daniel Llano MD, PhD. Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Photo Caption: Stanley Sheft, PhD, and Valeriy Shafiro, PhD, discuss their auditory training research.

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