Allison Bean On How New Communication Systems Impact People with Autism

Allison Bean, Associate Professor in Speech and Hearing Science, researches language development in individuals with autism spectrum disorders. She’s especially interested in how people use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems in place of spoken language.

Making the Inner Ear Cool: Eric Bielefeld

Eric Bielefeld, Professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science, studies auditory physiology, especially inner ear pathology. His most recent work involves modeling how exposure to HIV medications during pregnancy influences the development of auditory systems and the impact of cooling the inner ear on chemotherapy efficacy.