Welcome to the ANEx Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign! Our research focuses on the development of the human auditory brain, over the course of both the individual and species lifetime. We study how experience with the acoustic environment, including acoustic communication (i.e., speech), shapes the auditory brain and affects our perceptual capabilities. One current focus is on premature infants–a vulnerable population whose premature birth and abnormal early auditory/sensory experience can put them at risk for cognitive deficits. Another focus is on extended high-frequency hearing loss–a common condition we each have or likely will experience as we age. To find out more, please visit our Research page.


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The ANEx Lab welcomes four new members this fall! Ana Sabic and Paige Valente are both juniors in the Speech and Hearing Science program. We also welcome Raquel Rojas, who is in her second year of the Doctor of Audiology program and Lauren Vicencio, who is a freshman in the Interdisceplanary Health program. 


Monday, February 10, 2020

Congratulations to Allison Trine for presenting a poster at The Association for Research in Otolaryngology in San Jose, California! Her poster presentation explains how extended high frequencies provide spectral and temporal information that improves speech-in-speech listening. These findings could have an especially important clinical application for establishing a reason to test extended high frequencies at 16 kHz. Future directions of research include testing new angles of sound input, specifically at 0, 30 and 90. She is excited to represent the Auditory Neuro Experience Lab as well as experience many new and exciting aspects of research!