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The Hearing Brain Lab at the University of Maryland is interested in how the brain processes auditory input across the lifespan. The listener uses both the brain and ears to correctly interpret auditory signals.The ability to differentiate speech from background noise is a complex task that is affected by hearing loss, aging, and auditory processing disorders. Through the use of electrophysiological methods, we are investigating how the brain interprets speech and other auditory inputs in infants and adults, and in normal hearing and hearing impaired individuals. The objective of the research done in the Hearing Brain Lab is to develop clinical protocols that can be used for better diagnostic practices in the field of audiology. We are located in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University of Maryland at College Park.
Lab Director
Samira Anderson, Au.D., Ph.D.


Dr. Anderson’s research focuses on the effects of development, aging, and hearing loss on central auditory processing, using electrophysiology as her primary assessment tool.  She also aims to define neuroplasticity in response to different forms of treatment, such as hearing aid amplification, cochlear implantation, and auditory training. 

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