Second year AUD student Anastasia Grindle has received at T35 research fellowship for the summer at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Neb.
She is the first NIU Audiology student to earn this highly competitive fellowship. She will work in the Audibility, Perception and Cognition Lab at Boys Town. The lab aims to describe how amplification, language and cognition support speech recognition in children who are hard of hearing. The importance of early childhood auditory experience on the development of listening in environments with noise and reverberation is also an area of interest. Their research will help to maximize the auditory abilities of children who are hard of hearing who wear hearing aids.