Areas of Study


The combination of poorer communication and cognitive function in older CI users can impact their quality of life. This project is evaluating the performance of older cochlear implant users completing a customized auditory brain training program. The goal is to determine the effectiveness of this training on speech recognition, neural responses, quality of life and cognitive function. Successful training could result in improved outcomes for communication and cognition, new client-centered care models, and better consumer access to effective training.

This project is supported by funding to the Deaf/hard of hearing Technology Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center at Gallaudet from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)(Grant # 90REGE0013). See the current RERC projects here.

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