Child Amplification Laboratory

Child Amplification Lab

About the Lab

The Child Amplification Laboratory studies the process of selecting and fitting hearing aids and assistive listening devices, with a particular focus on infants, toddlers and children. We study improved techniques for relating the hearing test to hearing aid fitting, for evaluating and prescribing hearing aid performance, and for evaluating and monitoring effectiveness of hearing aid fittings.

The techniques developed in this laboratory are now being applied to select and fit hearing aids in clinics throughout the world. The results of this research are disseminated to the broad community of audiologists and hearing aid specialists through scientific publications and the distribution of the Desired Sensation Level (DSL) software system method for hearing aid prescription and fitting.

Lab Members

Susan Scollie

Susan Scollie

Lab Director; Professor, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • Pediatric amplification
  • Hearing aid signal processing
  • Outcome measures
Marlene Bagatto

Marlene Bagatto

Assistant Professor, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • Policy and practice integration in the area of pediatric audiology
  • Pediatric amplfication
  • Early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) programs
Danielle Glista

Danielle Glista

Assistant Professor, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • Connected hearing healthcare, ehealth, mhealth
  • Hearing aid fitting and signal processing
  • Aided outcome measurement


Recent lab publications:

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