As an Audiology doctoral student, I am studying the human auditory system in order to help people manage/improve their hearing.
Especially in our recent climate of necessary distancing due to COVID-19 and overall increase in digital interactions, we see a collection of new challenges with spoken communication. For people with impaired hearing, or challenges with auditory processing, the transition to remote work/school and the addition of masks both pose new challenges to an already challenged perceptual system.
Prior to working in the field of Audiology, I spent several years working as an EEG Specialist for several private Neurology practices and have had the opportunity to work with and perform electrophysiological studies with patients ages 2-weeks to 102-years. While I miss my Neurology fellows, I am excited to bring a neuroscientific perspective to the care of hearing!