2016 Research Symposium at the ASHA Convention
A yearly event at the ASHA Convention is the Research Symposium, where current theme-focused research is presented by invited speakers.
Advances in Auditory Attention Research: Processing Complex Auditory Stimuli
Narrated presentations are available in the Clinical Research Education Library.
- When the Ears Interact with the Brain, by Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, PhD, Boston University
- Auditory Scene Analysis: An Attention Perspective, Elyse Sussman, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- How Aging Affects Speech Understanding in the Presence of Competing Speech, Karen Helfer, PhD, University of Massachusetts–Amherst
- The Development of Hearing Under Complex Listening Conditions, Lori Leibold, PhD, Boys Town National Research Hospital
- Understanding Speech in Complex Acoustic Environments, Gerald Kidd, PhD, Boston University
- Speech Understanding by Cochlear Implant Patients in Complex Listening Environments, by Michael Dorman, PhD, Arizona State University
Papers based on the 2016 Research Symposium were published in a Research Forum in the October 2017 issue of Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (JSLHR). They will be available through PubMed Central beginning in April 2018
- Helfer, K. S. (2017). Introduction to the research symposium forum. JSLHR, 60, 2974–2975.
- Shinn-Cunningham, B. (2017). Cortical and sensory causes of individual differences in selective attention ability among listeners with normal hearing thresholds. JSLHR, 60, 2976–2988.
- Sussman, E. S. (2017). Auditory scene analysis: An attention perspective. JSLHR, 60, 2989–3000.
- Leibold, L. J. (2017). Speech perception in complex acoustic environments: Developmental effects. JSLHR, 60, 3001–3008.
- Helfer, K. S., Merchant, G. R., & Wasiuk, P. A. (2017). Age-related changes in objective and subjective speech perception in complex listening environments. JSLHR, 60, 3009–3018.
- Dorman, M. F., & Gifford, R. H. (2017). Speech understanding in complex listening environments by listeners fit with cochlear implants. JSLHR, 60, 3019–3026.
- Kidd, G., Jr. (2017). Enhancing auditory selective attention using a visually guided hearing aid. JSLHR, 60, 3027–3038.
The Research Symposium is funded, in part, by grant #R13DC003383 from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).