The Hearing Health Lab of Dr. Linda Thibodeau was founded in 1996 to further the area of aural rehabilitation in the field of audiology. The lab examines the relationship between assistive technology and healthy hearing, working to develop new strategies and paradigms to improve hearing health for patients of all ages.

Take a look at our current projects, (Re)Habilitation programs, and resources section to learn more about what we do.




Projects Submitted for AAA, 2018

The AAA 2018 (formerly AudiologyNOW!) meeting in Nashville will include a wireless technology demonstration by Dr. Thibodeau, Alex Morris, Audrey Taylor, and Ginny Land. These students and 12 other lab members also submitted posters on topics such as bibliotherapy for children with hearing loss, wireless technology for persons with normal and impaired hearing, integrating smartphones with hearing aids for noise reduction apps, battery drain, group delay in wireless systems, online hearing screening tests, speech recognition assessment, educational videos for consumers, personal sound amplifiers, assistive technology in public venues, and wireless connections for cochlear implants.

New Research on Music Training for Toddlers with Cochlear Implants

A study will begin in January to evaluate the effects of music training on the language and interactive skills of toddlers/infants (under age 4) who receive cochlear implants. Two groups will meet for one hour weekly at Callier Richardson to experience one of two types of music training, Suzuki Early Children Education or Classical Music Exposure. Toddlers/Infants with normal hearing will also be recruited to participate. If interested, contact Dr. Linda Thibodeau at [email protected].