Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Erin  Ingvalson, PhD

Erin Ingvalson, PhD

Adjunct Instructor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Focus of Work

Bio

My research focuses on how people perceive and learn speech under difficult listening situations. Some of these difficult situations include speech in a foreign language, accented speech, speech in noisy situations (like in a noisy restaurant), when speech is presented through a cochlear implant, or listening to speech when hearing is impaired due to aging or hearing loss. These situations occur at all points in the lifespan, from early speech learning to adapting to hearing loss in older adulth...[Read full text]My research focuses on how people perceive and learn speech under difficult listening situations. Some of these difficult situations include speech in a foreign language, accented speech, speech in noisy situations (like in a noisy restaurant), when speech is presented through a cochlear implant, or listening to speech when hearing is impaired due to aging or hearing loss. These situations occur at all points in the lifespan, from early speech learning to adapting to hearing loss in older adulthood. I'm interested in how individuals adapt to these difficult situations through the unique auditory and cognitive skills each listener brings to the listening environment and how we can maximize these individual skills to enhance speech learning. I take a full-lifespan approach, investigating individual variability and the effects of interventions at all ages.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • PhD: Carnegie-Mellon University, Psychology (2008)

Contact

312/695-8182

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Chicago IL 60611