The Hearing Brain Lab

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.


May 17, 2018

Congratulations to Associate Professor Samira Anderson!

We have just received official word that Dr. Samira Anderson has been promoted with tenure!

May 09, 2018

SLP Masters Program Acceptance

We are pleased to announce that one of our undergraduate researchers, Michael Pensabene, has been accepted to and will be attending the University of Maryland, College Park Masters in Speech Language Pathology program starting Fall 2018!

April 30, 2018

Recently Published Papers

Our lab is proud to announce that we have a newly published paper! The paper titled "Restoration of sensory input may improve cognitive and neural function" was written by Hanin Karawani, Kimberly Jenkins and Samira Anderson. It will appear in the Neuopsychologia journal.

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Lab Director
Dr. 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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University of Maryland

College Park, MD 20742

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Tel: 301-405-8362

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