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1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705

October 2017

Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

October 20, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Sriram Boothalingam, Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders – UW Madison Topic: Scaling the Mt. Efferent: Updates from the Base Camp Stretching from the cortex to the cochlea the auditory efferent system gates afferent…

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Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

October 27, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Carrie Niziolek, Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders – UW Madison Topic: Cortical Sensitivity to Spoken Acoustic Variability in Persons with Aphasia: an MEG Study Although aphasia is primarily considered a disorder of language, higher-level…

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December 2017

Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

December 1, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Karen J. Cruickshanks, Ph.D., Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Population Health Sciences, School of Medicine and Public Health – UW Madison Topic: Hearing and Health in Aging:  Lessons from Beaver Dam As part…

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Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

December 8, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Viji Easwar, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorder, UW Madison Topic: Auditory evoked potentials as a hearing aid outcome measure With the advent of early hearing detection and intervention programs in the…

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Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

December 15, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Sean Anderson, Ph.D. student (Litovsky lab) Topic: A Review of Temporal Aspects of Binaural Encoding in the Brainstem: Implications for Cochlear-Implant Users The auditory brainstem is specialized for encoding the temporal features of acoustic…

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January 2018

Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

January 26, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Ellen Peng, Ph.D. (Litovsky lab) Topic: Binaural Speech Unmasking: Clinically Relevant Test Paradigm Reveals New Findings in Children with Normal-Hearing and with Bilateral Cochlear Implants Spatial hearing studies with children have typically been conducted…

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February 2018

Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

February 2, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Kimberly Mueller, PhD, Associate Researcher, Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute Topic: Measures of Language and Early Cognitive Decline: Applications for Alzheimer’s Disease Research Evidence continues to mount supporting the notion that the biological changes associated with…

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Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

February 23, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Joe Roche (UW Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology) Topic: Intraoperative Electrophysiological Characteristics of Children with Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder Intraoperative electrocochleography has been utilized to measure residual peripheral auditory function in both animal models…

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March 2018

Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

March 2, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Matt Banks (UW Department of Anesthesiology) Topic: Cortical Hierarchical Processing Across Awareness States Our work is focused on understanding what changes in the brain when we lose and regain consciousness. I will present data…

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Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

March 9, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Ari Rosenberg (Assistant Professor, UW Department of Neuroscience) Topic: Neuro-Computational Underpinnings of Autism I will present ongoing work aimed at understanding the neuro-computational underpinnings of autism. In the first part of the talk, I…

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Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

March 16, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Robert Fettiplace (Professor, UW Department of Neuroscience) Topic: Calcium Homeostasis in Cochlear Hair Cells and its Relevance to Their Metabolic Vulnerability   Learn more about the Hearing and Donuts Seminar Series

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April 2018

Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

April 6, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Shanthini Mahendrasingam and David Furness, Keele University, UK; (visiting Robert Fettiplace, UW Department of Neuroscience) Topic: Spatiotemporal Distribution of Transducer Channel Proteins During Development of Mouse Cochlear Hair Cell   Learn more about the…

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Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

April 13, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Tanvi Thakkar (PhD student in Litovsky lab, UW Madison Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders) Topic: Creating Salient Interaural Time Differences for Bilateral Cochlear Implant Listeners Everyday listening environments require the ability to utilize…

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Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

April 20, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Donata Oertel  (Professor of Neuroscience) Topic: Central Gain Control in the Cochlear Nucleus Neurons in the ventral cochlear nucleus relay information about features of sounds.  Octopus cells respond to broadband transients at the onsets…

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Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

April 27, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Yin Yin (PhD student in Donata Oertel’s lab) Topic: Visualizing the Underpinnings of Plasticity and Sound-driven Activity in the Ventral Cochlear Nucleus   Learn more about the Hearing and Donuts Seminar Series

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May 2018

Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

May 4, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Sarah Bakst (Postdoc in Carrie Niziolek’s lab) Topic: Individual Strategies in Adaptation to Altered Auditory Feedback: an Ultrasound Study In experiments where speakers hear an altered version of themselves while talking, they change their…

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June 2018

Day with the Experts: Cochlear Implants

June 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Learn about the latest advances in research and clinical services and hear from a panel of experts—cochlear implant users and family members. Sponsored by the Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, and The Friends of…

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September 2018

Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

September 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Brad Postle, Ph.D., Professor, UW Department of Psychology Topic: Working Memory Delay-period Activity The fact that a task as seemingly simple as the colored-squares change-detection task has such phenomenal psychometric properties (predicting, e.g., general…

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Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

September 21, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Joseph Roche, Assistant Professor, UW Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology Topic: When to Use the Knife: Controversies in Contemporary Neurotology The management of inner ear related conditions when the affected ear maintains useable…

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October 2018

Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

October 5, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Michaela (Ela) Warnecke, Postdoctoral Researcher, Litovsky Lab Topic: Behavioral Adaptations to Changes in the Acoustic Scene of the Echolocating Bat Our natural environment is noisy and in order to navigate it successfully, we must…

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Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

October 12, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Robert Fettiplace, Ph.D. Topic: Diverse Mechanisms of Sound Frequency Analysis in the Vertebrate Inner Ear A review of my and others work on frequency analysis mechanisms in three vertebrate classes. Learn more about the…

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Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

October 19, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Sarah Bakst, Postdoctoral fellow, Carrie Niziolek’s lab, Waisman Center Topic: Self-monitoring in Native and Learned Languages: a Magnetoenceophalography Study Learning to produce native-sounding speech in a second language is a universal challenge. In order…

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Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

October 26, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Donata Oertel, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Neuroscience Topic: Two forms of synaptic plasticity shape the encoding of sound by T stellate cells/choppers, cells that form an important ascending auditory pathway from the ventral cochlear…

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November 2018

Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

November 9, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Viji Easwar, Ph.D., FAAA, Visiting Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders Topic: Challenges in Assessing Audibility of Speech Using Envelope Following Responses Envelope following responses (EFRs) are a type of auditory evoked potential that…

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Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

November 16, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Ron Pomper, PhD student, UW Madison Dept. of Psychology, Saffran Lab Topic: Specificity of Phonological Representations for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder On different auditory perception tasks, children with autism sometimes outperform (e.g., discriminating…

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Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

November 30, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Kevin Sitek, Harvard Program in Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology and MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Research Topic: Mapping the Human Subcortical Auditory System To assist with localizing auditory structures in humans, we…

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December 2018

Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

December 7, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Matthew Banks, PhD, Professor of Anesthesiology Topic: Cortical Network Topology Across Awareness States We are interested in what changes in the brain when we lose and regain consciousness. Using intracranial electrophysiological recordings from neurosurgery patients,…

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Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

December 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Sean Anderson (Litovsky lab), PhD student in CSD Topic: Implications of Asymmetrical Hearing for Speech Perception in Cochlear Implants Speech understanding scores often differ between the ears in individuals with hearing impairment. Asymmetries between…

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January 2019

Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

January 25 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Taylor Fields (Litovsky lab), PhD student in the Neuroscience Training Program Topic: Hearing, Cognition, and Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease There is growing evidence that auditory dysfunction is a risk factor for dementia among older…

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February 2019

Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

February 1 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Xin Zhou (Litovsky lab), Postdoctoral Researcher Topic: Using Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) to Investigate Effortful Listening in Simulated Single-sided Deafness Using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), we monitored the brain activity in a group…

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Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

February 22 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Caitlin Murphy (Banks lab), PhD student Topic: Conscious Versus Unconscious Slices: Disentangling the Cortical Microcircuit in an Ex Vivo Preparation We are interested in changes in the brain upon loss (and return) of consciousness.…

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March 2019

Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

March 1 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Robert Fettiplace Topic: The Molecular Basis of the Hair Cell Transduction Channel   Learn more about the Hearing and Donuts Seminar Series

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Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

March 8 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Jasenia Hartman (Litovsky / Saffran labs), PhD student in the Neuroscience Training Program Topic: Word Learning in Adults with Cochlear Implants: Examining the Influence of Talker Variability and Audiovisual Speech Cochlear implants have become…

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Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

March 15 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Lin Lin (Oertel), PhD student Topic: Visualizing T Stellate Cell Interconnections We recently discovered that interconnection between T stellate cells are potentiated by the co-activation of these cells. The discovery raised a few more…

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April 2019

Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

April 5 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Ben Parrell, PhD, Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Waisman Center Investigator Topic: The Speech Motor System as State Feedback Control How do we produce the tightly controlled movements of speech? I will…

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Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

April 12 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Sriram Boothalingam, Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Waisman Center Investigator Topic: Searching Away from the Lamp-post: The Effects of Efferent System Activation on the Afferent Auditory Pathway The inhibitory influence of the…

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Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

April 19 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Christopher Endemann, Research Intern (Banks Lab), Department of Anesthesiology Topic: Inferring Effective Connectivity From High-Dimensional ECoG Recordings: Network Changes Across Arousal States Given the vast interconnectivity of the brain, it is preferable to infer…

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Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

April 26 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Mitchell Steinschneider, MD, PhD,  Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY Topic: Speech Processing as Revealed Through Direct Recordings from Human Auditory and Auditory-related Cortex Neurosurgical remediation of medically intractable epilepsy has become an ever…

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May 2019

Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

May 3 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Carrie Niziolek, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Waisman Center Investigator Topic: The Sensory Consequences of Speaking: Auditory Cortical Suppression During Self-produced Sounds Activity in auditory cortical regions is continuously modulated by…

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June 2019

Day with the Experts: Cochlear Implants

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Learn about the latest advances in research and clinical services and hear from a panel of experts—cochlear implant users and family members. Sponsored by the Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, and The Friends of…

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September 2019

Hearing and Donuts (Brain and Bagels) Seminar

September 20 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
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Presenter: Ellen Peng, Postdoctoral researcher (Litovsky lab), Waisman Center Topic: Binaural Sensitivity in Children with Bilateral Cochlear Implants:  The Course of Decision-making Revealed by Eye Gaze Children with severe-to-profound deafness are receiving bilateral cochlear implants…

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