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).