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Article published

Dr. Kristin Vasil-Dilaj (AR Lab Research Affiliate and audiologist at NECHEAR) and her colleague Dr. Jennifer Cox  offer thoughtful commentary on hearing aids versus cochlear implants for older children in the latest issue of the ASHA Leader.

New article published

Shannon Wannagot (Au.D./Ph.D student) had her first paper published based on work completed as a T-35 trainee at Boystown National Research Hospital. The worked titled “Effects of Looking Behavior on Listening and Understanding in a Simulated Classroom” can be found in the most recent issue of Journal of Educational Audiology, volume 20, 1-10. Congratulations Shannon!

New Location

After many years in Philips 138 the Aural Rehab lab will have a new home.  We will be moving into newly renovated space in Philips building sometime in January.  Exciting changes are underway and we are looking forward to our new location.

ARA Institute

The ARA Institute is fast approaching.  The UCONN AR Lab will be well represented with presentations by Brittney Dullard, Michael Kurth, Ali Marinelli, Tracie Tuss and Shannon Wannagot.  Hope to see you in Philly (9/7 – 9/9).

Oyer Award Winner

Brittney Dullard was selected as the 2014 Oyer award recipient.  The Oyer award is an internationally competitive student research award named in honor of Herbert J. Oyer, Ph.D., a charter member of Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology and leader in the field of audiologic rehabilitation. The award recognizes students completing exemplary research in the area of audiologic rehabilitation.  The Aural Rehab Lab is very proud of of Brittney and her work.  The honor is well-deserved.

Self Efficacy and Hearing Aid Use

Congratulations to lab member, Brittney Dullard, who successfully defended her dissertation titled “A Comparison of General and Task-Specific Measures of Self-Efficacy in Adult Hearing Aid Users” on August 18, 2014.  Brittney will present the results of her study at the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology in Philadelphia, PA in September.

Hearing loss and Depression

New research from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)  reports a higher incidence of self-reported depression among individuals with hearing loss especially women.  – See more at: JAMA Otolaryngology Online .

Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology

CALL FOR PAPERS – 2014 ARA Institute
Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology
September 7 – 9, 2014
Philadelphia, PA

Share your research, case studies or AR programs at the
ARA Institute 2014 in Philadelphia, PA
We want submissions from all areas of audiologic/aural (re)habilitation.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: June 15, 2014 (notification by July 1st)

Visit: http://www.audrehab.org/callforpapers.htm

News and Updates

The AR lab launched its new website today.