Speech and Hearing Science Faculty and Research
Research conducted by our faculty addresses fundamental elements of hearing, speech and language centered around three main themes: auditory and language cognitive neuroscience, developmental and educational sciences, and habilitative and rehabilitative sciences. State-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques are used to study speech, language and hearing components of human communication. Our numerous research laboratories provide faculty with opportunities to advance research in their particular areas of focus.
Gray leads the Child Language and Literacy Laboratory which focuses on how children learn to talk, read and write.
Liss directs the Motor Speech Disorders Laboratory. Her research focuses on the effects of drugs and surgery on speech in Parkinson's, speech deficits in hereditary disease and patterns of cortical-muscular coherence .
Restrepo is a Professor of Speech and Hearing Science and Assistant Dean for Research in the College of Health Solutions. Her research focuses on better understanding bilingual children’s language and literacy skills.
Scherer's research interests include assessment of and early intervention for speech and language development of children with cleft lip and palate and service delivery models for early speech and language intervention.
Azuma's research focuses on attention, memory and language processing.
Berisha's research seeks to develop and apply new machine learning and statistical signal processing tools to better understand and model signal perception.
Peter studies the genetic etiologies of disorders of spoken and written language. Her work contributes to the foundations for early identification of children at genetic risk and for proactive interventions.
Pittman's heads the Pediatric Amplification Laboratory, the amplification needs of both children and adults with hearing loss are examined through traditional and novel paradigms.
Rogalsky studies the neurobiology of language and cognition, and how they change after a brain injury (e.g. stroke). Methodologies include neuroimaging, neuropsychology, and translational collaborations with clinicians.
Zhou's research focuses on the neural basis of hearing, in particular, the tasks related to sound localization and sound identification in multi-talker environments.
B. Blair Braden is the director of the Autism and Brain Aging Laboratory at ASU.
Ayoub Daliri's research is focused on understanding neural mechanisms underlying speech production and stuttering, using a combination of electrophysiological/neuroimaging, behavioral, and computational approaches.
Yost studies auditory perception, i.e., hearing in humans with normal and impaired hearing and in animals.
Catherine Bacon is a clinical professor of speech-language pathology at the College of Health Solutions.
Jean Brown's research interests range from classroom-based preschool communication programming and family-centered early intervention services to multi-cultural concerns and issues.
Ingram is the program coordinator for the master' degree in communication disorders program at ASU.
Greer's research interests include early language and communication development, early intervention strategies and family training/education.
Rao's linical and research interests are in the characterization and diagnosis of hearing loss.
Weinhold's research interests include late-acquired speech sound disorders, lexical acquisition, orofacial myofunctional disorders and code switching in bilingual children.
Erica Williams is a clinical associate professor in the College of Health Solutions.
Dr. Samuelson is the director of the Speech and Hearing Clinic at ASU. She specializes in developing communication solutions for her patients through advanced hearing aid technology and assistive listening devices.
Patten is a cognitive scientist with strong skills in research design, project management and data science.
Dorman's group investigates many aspects of speech, voice and music perception by patients fit with cochlear implants and by normal-hearing subjects listening to simulations of cochlear implants.
David Ingram is a professor of speech and hearing science. He directs the Child Language Research Laboratory and conducts research on how young children acquire language across linguistic contexts.