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Positions in Madison WI - Bilateral Cochlear Implant Research
Announcing new positions in the area of BILATERAL COCHLEAR IMPLANTS, in
the Binaural Hearing and Speech Lab, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Dept. of Communicative Disorders and Waisman Center.
New positions are open for post-doctoral researchers, senior research
associates and for PhD level studies, in the laboratory of Ruth
Litovsky. The positions are funded by grants from the NIH-NIDCD.
Researchers will focus on studies with adults and children who use
bilateral cochlear implants, and in normal-hearing listeners.
In adult bilateral implant users we study sensitivity to binaural
electrical stimulation, using research processors that bypass clinical
devices and allow us to synchronized inputs to specific pairs of
electrodes in the right and left ears. In addition, we investigate
functional abilities in free field on measures of speech intelligibility
in noise, spatial release from masking and sound localization. In
children we study the emergence of both auditory and non-auditory
skills, including spatial hearing, speech intelligibility in noise
spatial release from masking, speech production, phonological awareness,
vocabulary acquisition, non-verbal IQ, word learning, etc. Our work also
involves numerous studies with normal-hearing adults and children,
investigating basic auditory mechanisms related to listening in complex
acoustic environments. Our lab provides an interactive environment
amongst researchers and students, with various collaborative efforts at
Wisconsin and at other institutions.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a distinguished history of
research in hearing science, and offers unique opportunities for
research collaborations through the Waisman Center, Departments of
Communicative Disorders, Psychology, Physiology, Anatomy, Surgery,
Biomedical Engineering, and others; as well as the Neuroscience Training
Program and Neuroengineering Training Program.
Please submit inquiries with CV and three contacts for references to
Ruth Litovsky, litovsky@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx