The Texas Auditory Neuroscience (TexAN) Lab is housed in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences in the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin. Research in the TexAN Lab examines brain processes involved in listening in noisy environments and how these processes change across the lifespan or as a consequence of hearing loss. To study this topic, we use a combination of behavioral and objective tests of auditory function. For more information on current research and our collaborators, please visit our Research page.
Members of the TexAN Lab recently traveled to the Acoustical Society of America and Association for Research in Otolaryngology conferences to present their research on binaural hearing. These presentations described methods for quickly assessing the brain’s ability to detect subtle timing differences between right and left ears. The outcomes of this work are an important step forward in developing clinical tests of binaural hearing.