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The Influence of Hearing Loss on the Development of Auditory Behavior:Children's
Lori Leibold2/1/2010 - 10/31/2012
|Sponsoring Organization:||March of Dimes Foundation|
|Awarding Organization Is:||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
Lori J Leibold (Lead Principal Investigator)
The overall goal of this project is to determine how hearing impairment in early life influences the development of hearing. Children with hearing impairment have greater difficulty recognizing and understanding speech presented in noise compared to age-matched peers with normal hearing sensitivity (e.g., Gravel et al., 1999). The factors responsible for the increased difficulties experienced by children with hearing impairment have not been identified. Damage to the cochlea and/or other structures in the peripheral auditory system may account for a portion of these difficulties. Most researchers believe, however, that the pronounced problems experienced by children with hearing impairment on complex auditory tasks reflect significant contributions from cognitive and perceptual processes at the level of the central auditory system. The time course of typical auditory development may well be slowed or altered in children who have had diminished or degraded access to sound. In addition, this development is likely to be influenced by specific type and amount of intervention provided.