Center for Pediatric Auditory and Speech Sciences

H Timothy Bunnell, PhD


The Center for Pediatric Auditory and Speech Sciences (CPASS) is a multi-emphasis center dedicated to translational research in the audiological and speech sciences. Our goals are to advance the practice of pediatric healthcare in speech, language, and hearing, through the application of fundamental basic science and cutting edge technology. Participating laboratories in CPASS include the Speech Research Laboratory (SRL) directed by H. Timothy Bunnell, Ph.D., the Craniofacial Outcomes Research Laboratory (CORL) under the direction of Linda Vallino, Ph.D., the Balance and Vestibular Disorders Laboratory (BVD) under the direction of Robert C. O'Reilly, M.D., and the Auditory Physiology and Psychoacoustics Research Laboratory (APPL) directed by Thierry Morlet, Ph.D. The center seeks to tightly integrate research laboratories and clinical health care programs to maximize the potential benefits of data collection for all Nemours professionals. In the local communities of Delaware and Florida, CPASS also provides outreach and educational services by participating in infant auditory screening, providing consulting and support for local educational systems, and developing strong ties to Nemours Health and Prevention Services.

News & Events

  • Jason Lilley presented two papers related to pediatric clinical speech processing at the Interspeech 2014 meeting in Singapore
  • Tim Bunnell and Rupal Patel presented work on the VocaliD project at the Providence Rhode Island Acoustical Society of America meeting
  • Madhavi Ratnagiri presented a poster at the Acoustical Society meeting in Providence, RI on classifying disordered speech from children with Speech Sound Disorder
  • Kyoko Nagao presented work on the STAR aural rehabilitation iPad app in the DHSA yearly reasearch meeting in August.
  • Tim Bunnell presented work on estimating vocal tract length from acoustic data at the InterSpeech meeting in Lyon, France.
  • Tim Bunnell was featured along with Rupal Patel on a Huffington Post video regarding the VocaliD project.