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Words Create Worlds: Guest Post from the Children’s Cochlear Implant Center at UNC

The Children’s Cochlear Implant Center at UNC is a world-renowned pediatric cochlear implant program, staffed by 4 full time audiologists and 6 full time Listening and Spoken Language certified speech and language pathologists. The Children’s Cochlear Implant Center provides individualized therapy for children with all levels of hearing loss, and learning opportunities for hearing care […]

Here, Ellie (wearing a floral print dress and pigtails) explores a tree on the UCLA campus with her hands while her baby brother Sebastian gives her a big hug from behind (he is also blonde and wearing a pink shirt).

“Blind children can learn a lot through observation.” Interview with Dr. Jennifer Silvers, parent and researcher

Jennifer Silvers, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Developmental and Social areas of the Psychology Department at UCLA as well as at UCLA’s Brain Research Institute. She is the Principal Investigator for the Social Affective Neuroscience and Development (SAND) Lab, which studies how children, adolescents, and adults regulate their emotions and the effects of […]

Clementine wears an eeg cap

Scientists can see your baby’s brainwaves! Using EEG to study language processing

Studying language through infants’ brainwaves. How babies learn language is deeply fascinating. Many experimental methods can help us understand when and how they acquire new words. In earlier posts, we discussed using behavioral methods and observational methods. A third type of method that is used to study word learning directly investigates how children’s (or adult’s) […]

Important EEG Waves

When we measure baby brainwaves, what do we measure and what does it mean?           When scientists measure brainwaves, they find a lot of them happening at different times. Scientists call these waves components, but we will continue to call them waves in this post. Some of the waves show up […]

A young girl gets her hearing aid adjusted

What Are Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants?

Both hearing devices help people hear. Some individuals with hearing loss use amplification devices to hear the sounds in their environment. Two main types of amplification devices are hearing aids and cochlear implants.  Quick note at the outset:  whether or not to get a hearing aid or cochlear implants is a complicated decision that is best to discuss with an […]

How Does Hearing Work?

Hearing works by converting sound into signals to the brain. To begin understanding how hearing works, the first thing to understand is how sounds travel. Sounds are pressure waves that move through a substance (usually air!). Our ears and brains let us understand these pressure changes as music, language, or ambulance sirens. The ear has […]