Facemask Research – Please Participate

During this time of extreme health safety, persons are being required to wear face masks which may affect communication. We invite you to participate in a 30 minute survey designed to investigate the effect of different styles of face mask on speech recognition accuracy. You will be asked to type the sentences you hear as they are presented via video with use of different styles of face masks. If you are between the ages of 18 and 64 and live in the US, we greatly appreciate your interest in assisting with this research by clicking on the link below to begin the survey. The survey will close August 1, so we hope you can complete it as soon as possible.

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Dr. Thibodeau and the Hearing Health Members are pleased to welcome, Dr. Regina Tengerino de Souza Jacob to the lab.


Dr. Regina Tangerino de Souza Jacob is a visiting professor from the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil. She teaches in the USP’s undergraduate and graduate speech pathology and audiology programs, emphasizing auditory rehabilitation and hearing assistance devices. The objective of Dr. Jacob’s time in The Hearing Health Lab will be to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct independent research in the area of current wireless technology. She also aims to develop expertise in training specialized auditory rehabilitation services that involve two unique formats designed by Dr. Thibodeau, the SIARC, and CAMP-CHAT.

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Hearing Optimally at Home

As students return to school this fall, some are attending from home via online connections and some are returning to the classroom for in-person instruction. Wireless technology can be of significant benefit in either situation. Click below for a video about using wireless technology at home or for a handout regarding cleaning instructions when using equipment at school.

Watch the Hearing Optimally at Home video

Steps for Passing Transmitters (pdf)