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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.


Nancy Scherer

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.

Juliet Weinhold
Clinical Assoc Professor (FSC)

Weinhold's research interests include late-acquired speech sound disorders, lexical acquisition, orofacial myofunctional disorders and code switching in bilingual children.

Kathryn Wexler
Clinical Assoc Professor (FSC)

Wexler's interests include amplification and hearing assistive technology, aural rehabilitation, pediatric audiology, pediatric amplification, family-centered services and educational audiology.

Erica Williams
Clinical Assoc Professor (FSC)

Erica Williams is a clinical associate professor in the College of Health Solutions.

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William Yost
Research Professor (FSC)

Yost studies auditory perception, i.e., hearing in humans with normal and impaired hearing and in animals.

Yi Zhou
Asst Professor

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.