Research Areas

Mild hearing loss and normal hearing with abnormal difficulty in noise

There are large populations with normal hearing and mild hearing losses who have hearing difficulty but are not receiving any hearing help.  Our understanding of their needs, expectations and barriers to success with hearing help is minimal.  The goal of this objective is to identify the factors that predict when treatment is effective for people with mild hearing loss or normal hearing and speech in noise difficulties and deliver a solution.  Success with this objective will result in the development of assessment tools and improved outcomes over no treatment at all, with is the current state of treatment for most people in these categories.