The Speech Communication Laboratory supports research to
improve our knowledge of how humans learn, understand and
use spoken language.
A broad range of studies are undertaken to investigate the
acquisition of spoken language by young children, the
influence of language experience, and the effects of the
listening environment and of various auditory, cognitive and
other disorders on spoken language understanding and use.
Applications include improved training protocols for
English-as-a-second language groups, and novel interventions
for children who have an auditory processing disorder,
hearing impairment, specific language impairment, or
phonological disorder. The laboratory is also recognized
internationally for the development of innovative software
and hardware systems to support spoken language research,
including advanced tools for speech and voice analysis,
synthesis, and processing.
Other NCA labs include
Child Amplification |
Child Hearing Research
Digital Signal Processing
Speech Communication |
Hearing Research Clinic |
Robert B. Johnston Aural Rehabilitations