Research

| Speech Technologies | Craniofacial Anomalies | Hearing Loss | Balance Disorders |

Areas of Research

Speech Technologies

Improving Speech Synthesis for Communication
Automating Functional Hearing Evaluation
Pediatric Aural Rehabilitation

Craniofacial Anomalies

Early Assessment of Velopharyngeal Function Following Palate Repair

This is a collaborative study with the University of North Carolina to explore the use of a novel and non-invasive assessment procedure to determine adequacy of velopharyngeal function in infants/toddlers soon after cleft palate surgery.

Phenotypes and familiality in speech disorders

The goal of this project is to examine the familiality of acoustical and anatomical measures n developmental phonological disorders.

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Hearing loss

Subjective and objective balance disorders in pediatric patients with Chiari Type I malfunction

This study is a prospective, non-randomized evaluation of the subjective and objective vestibular/balance disorders in patients with Chiari Type I malformation whose symptoms have justified surgical decompression.

Assessment of hearing loss in children undergoing platinum based chemotherapy

This is a prospective pilot study to evaluate the time course and degree of ototoxicity of platinum based chemotherapy in pediatric patients.

Vestibular Deficits and related impairments in children with otitis media with effusion

The purpose of this study is to examine whether otitis media disrupts the function of the inner ear and to examine the efficacy of tympanostomy tube placement in relieving such disruption.

Auditory, Speech and Vestibular Abilities in Friedreich Ataxia

The long-term goal of this study is to examine if measures of auditory, speech and vestibular abilities could be used as potential appropriate scale for future trials.

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Balance and Vestibular Disorders

Subjective and objective balance disorders in pediatric patients with Chiari Type I malfunction

This study is a prospective, non-randomized evaluation of the subjective and objective vestibular/balance disorders in patients with Chiari Type I malformation whose symptoms have justified surgical decompression.

Vestibular Deficits and related impairments in children with otitis media with effusion

The purpose of this study is to examine whether otitis media disrupts the function of the inner ear and to examine the efficacy of tympanostomy tube placement in relieving such disruption.

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