Monday, May 4, 2020

Congratulations to Ana Sabic and Paige Valente for presenting a poster at The University of Illinois Undergraduate Research Symposium! Their poster presentation explains how early fetal sound exposure during a mothers preganacy is related to a more mature auditory pathway at three months of age. These findings may suggest that expecting mothers should immerse themselves in a richer sound environment, specifically greater exposure to speech and language throughout their pregnancy. Future directions of research include using these results to potentially aid in identifying the effects of different auditory environments such as the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). 


Thursday, November 19, 2020

Congratulations to Allison Trine for her new 2020 publication on extended high frequencies that improve speech-in-speech recognition. Her article has been published in the Trends in Hearing: SAGE Journals and helps researchers in understanding the benefits of extended high frequency hearing. This study provides implications to support extending the bandwidth of hearing aids and other devices!


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!


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Congratulations to Anneliese Schulz and Frazier for being accepted to present posters at the upcoming Acoustical Society Meeting in Louisville (!  Anneliese will present on the effect of musical training on cocktail party listening and Frazier will present on the ability to detect talker head orientation.


Monday, January 14, 2019

Dr. Brian Monson will be presenting at the Association for Research in Otolaryngology's Midwinter Meeting on February 9-13, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Dr. Brian Monson will be giving two talks at the Acoustical Society of America Meeting held in Victoria, Canada. For more information about this meeting: 


Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Auditory Neuro Experience Lab was recently granted the CHAD Pilot Grant. We will use this grant to continue our research evaluating the perinatal auditory experience for preterm and full-term newborns in collaboration with Carle Hospital.


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Have you ever wondered what your baby is hearing? We are currently looking for pregnant women less than 32 weeks pregnant to participate in a paid research study to better understand the auditory environment of your baby! Please message us on Facebook or email us at if you live in the Champaign area and you're interested in participating!
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sound wave patterns of 3 pronunciations of the word yanny, or laurel

Monday, May 21, 2018

We decided we should opine on the Yanny vs. Laurel phenomenon.  Read about it here.