Our long-term goal is to develop accurate, sensitive, and efficient methodologies/measures to assess behaviors and perception during speech communication for older adults with hearing impairment. The methodologies and measures can be used to determine the success of hearing health care, optimize the configuration of hearing enhancement technologies, and identify the problems that prevent or reduce the benefit from or use of hearing enhancement technologies. The HAAR Lab is housed in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and is a fully equipped experimental facility. The laboratory is outfitted with a control space and a custom double-walled sound suite for audiological, speech recognition, and other perceptual tests. The laboratory also contains a reverberation chamber, anechoic chamber, equipment, tools, and software for creating a wide range of acoustical environments.

Hearing and Aging Research Lab
Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center
250 Hawkins Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52242
(319) 335-9758

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