The SAP Lab has received a new $20,000 Research Catalyst grant from Utah State University. This grant will fund research to examine why listeners with hearing loss have difficulty understanding speech in noise.
According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, nearly 38 million Americans suffer from some degree of hearing loss. Many of these individuals will struggle with communication, particularly in noisy environments. One of the main goals of the SAP Lab is to understand these difficulties, and to develop techniques to overcome them.