Clinical Psychoacoustics Laboratory
Director, Professor David A. Nelson, Ph.D.
The Clinical Psychoacoustics Laboratory
conducts basic and applied hearing research,
specifically aimed at understanding and correcting impaired hearing.
Auditory Analysis and Sensorineural Hearing Loss
- The ability to hear changes in sound intensity and frequency
is being investigated in "hard of hearing" patients
to find ways to improve their sound perception.
Electrically Stimulated Hearing (Cochlear Implants)
- Electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve through cochlear implants
is being investigated to improve sound perception in deaf patients.
This research is funded by grant R01-DC006699
from the National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders and
from the Lions 5M International Hearing Foundation.
Here is an interesting
tutorial on cochlear mechanics created by
National Research Hospital. Check out the graphics in the
"Location of the Cochlea" section of this tutorial.
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