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Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences

Defective transporter linked to autism

Jul. 24, 2019—A first-of-its-kind mouse model may help reveal mechanistic underpinnings for the altered behaviors of autism spectrum disorder.

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Get free hearing screening May 1-3

Apr. 26, 2019—In recognition of Better Hearing and Speech Month in May, the Vanderbilt Audiology Clinic in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences is offering free hearing screenings to Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees May 1-3.

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Study takes personal approach to cochlear implant programming

Feb. 21, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently received a $3.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve outcomes for children with significant hearing loss by providing individualized, prescription-like programming for their cochlear implants.

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Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center seeking child participants for listening study

Aug. 16, 2018—The Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center's Department of Hearing and Speech Services is looking for children between the ages of 8 and 11 years old who play a musical instrument.

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Remote microphone system helps increase vocabulary of children with hearing loss

Apr. 26, 2018—Children with hearing loss who use remote microphone systems (RMS) at home have access to about 42 percent more words each day, providing a critical boost to vocabulary and language learning, a Vanderbilt study has found.

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Ph.D. student argues for early intervention in reading trouble, takes 3MT top prize

Mar. 26, 2018—In its sixth year at Vanderbilt, the Three Minute Thesis competition drew 49 students mostly from engineering and the sciences, but future history, religion and English Ph.D.s participated as well.

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Ohde remembered as consummate teacher, researcher

Feb. 15, 2018—Ralph Ohde, PhD, professor emeritus of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, died Jan. 8. He was 73.

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New technique measures intricacies of movement, gestures

Oct. 12, 2017—A Vanderbilt researcher has developed a new technique to measure body movement that can be employed in fields that study gestures.

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Study reveals how brain processes spatial hearing information

Sep. 7, 2017—Scientists have known that the brain detects where sound comes from based on a couple of major cues — when the sound hits each ear (interaural time difference) and what the sound level is when it does (interaural level difference.) Less is known, however, about where and how that spatial hearing information is processed in the brain.

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Male adults needed for hearing study

May. 22, 2017—The Vanderbilt Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences is seeking male adults to participate in a research study. The study will explore how the brain processes linguistic sounds.

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Children 8–11 with normal hearing needed for study

May. 12, 2017—The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences is looking for research subjects to better understand how children listen in background noise.

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff, student and alumni awards, appointments and achievements

Apr. 26, 2017—Read about the latest faculty, staff, student and alumni awards, appointments and achievements.

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