School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

CHildren and Infant Listening Laboratory

The CHildren and Infant Listening Laboratory (CHILL) group explores how infants, children, and adolescents with hearing loss wearing cochlear implants learn to communicate with others, and how communication affects how they feel about themselves. Research in the CHILL group focuses on topics such as:

  • The effect of device experience on how infants and toddlers with hearing loss learn to discriminate speech sounds
  • The tradeoff between spectral resolution and age on infant speech discrimination using cochlear implant simulations
  • The influence of age and personality on how infants and toddlers wearing cochlear implants develop vocabulary
  • The impact of personality, social skills, and hearing loss characteristics on quality of life in children and adolescents with hearing loss

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Recent Publications

Kumar, R.R., Warner-Czyz, A.D., Silver, C., Loy, B.A., and Tobey, E. A. 2015. “American Parent Perspectives on Quality of Life in Pediatric Cochlear Implant Recipients.” Ear and Hearing, 36(2), 269-278.

Warner-Czyz, A.D., Loy, B., Evans, C.S., Wetsel, A., and Tobey, E. A. 2015. “Self-esteem in children and adolescents with hearing loss.” Trends in Hearing, 19, 1-12.

Warner-Czyz, A.D., Houston, D.M., and Hynan, L.S. 2014. “Vowel discrimination by hearing infants as a function of number of spectral channels.” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 135 (5): 3017-3024.

Please visit the Current Studies page for more information about ongoing projects and how you can participate.

Undergraduate students interested in learning more about joining the CHILL group can find more information on the Opportunities page.

Graduate students interested in working with Dr. Warner-Czyz can contact her directly at [email protected].