CHILL - CHildren & Infant Listening Laboratory at UT Dallas

CHILL at UT Dallas aims to learn how children with hearing loss develop in many realms including speech, language, hearing, and quality of life.

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11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at the CHILL lab! We are thankful for everyone who participates in our research and makes our studies possible!

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at the CHILL lab! We are thankful for everyone who participates in our research and makes our studies possible!

11/23/2021

Dr. Rene Gifford, the Director of the Cochlear Implant Research Laboratory at Vanderbilt University, will deliver the Dr. John Niparko Memorial Lecture at CI2022 on Thursday morning. For more information follow the link below.

https://ci2022dc.org/site/index.php/scientific-program/opening-keynote-sessions

Dr. Rene Gifford, the Director of the Cochlear Implant Research Laboratory at Vanderbilt University, will deliver the Dr. John Niparko Memorial Lecture at CI2022 on Thursday morning. For more information follow the link below.

https://ci2022dc.org/site/index.php/scientific-program/opening-keynote-sessions

11/16/2021

You can help us conduct research from your own home! We are examining how listeners recognize emotions. Contact the Auditory Perception Lab at [email protected] to find out more!

You can help us conduct research from your own home! We are examining how listeners recognize emotions. Contact the Auditory Perception Lab at [email protected] to find out more!

Photos from Cochlear Americas's post 11/09/2021

Hooray for Disney diversity!

11/08/2021

The Dallas Hearing Foundation has the opportunity to win $100,000!!! One of DHF’s volunteers, Erin Collins, was nominated and made it to the finals of the The NASCAR Foundation’s Betty Jane France Award! She has already won DHF $25,000, but who ever wins the online voting, wins an additional $75,000. Think of how many cochlear implants and hearing aids can go to the kiddos with this!

Please follow https://www.nascarfoundation.org/award and vote for Erin Collins! We need everyone to vote EVERY DAY until November 12th!

Thank you!!

The Dallas Hearing Foundation has the opportunity to win $100,000!!! One of DHF’s volunteers, Erin Collins, was nominated and made it to the finals of the The NASCAR Foundation’s Betty Jane France Award! She has already won DHF $25,000, but who ever wins the online voting, wins an additional $75,000. Think of how many cochlear implants and hearing aids can go to the kiddos with this!

Please follow https://www.nascarfoundation.org/award and vote for Erin Collins! We need everyone to vote EVERY DAY until November 12th!

Thank you!!

10/29/2021

October is national protect your hearing month! Follow the link below to learn how :)

https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/news/2018/october-is-npyhm

October is national protect your hearing month! Follow the link below to learn how :)

https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/news/2018/october-is-npyhm

10/26/2021

Marvel's new movie, Eternals will feature the universe's first deaf superhero. Check out the link to learn more about Lauren Ridloff's experience.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/15/movies/lauren-ridloff-eternals-deaf-hero.html

Marvel's new movie, Eternals will feature the universe's first deaf superhero. Check out the link to learn more about Lauren Ridloff's experience.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/15/movies/lauren-ridloff-eternals-deaf-hero.html

10/12/2021

Check out the new research from Drs. Brown, Dillon, and Park at UNC demonstrating that children with single-sided hearing loss experience significant improvements in hearing abilities with cochlear implant use.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/lary.29853#.YUic1VcsfYE.twitter

Check out the new research from Drs. Brown, Dillon, and Park at UNC demonstrating that children with single-sided hearing loss experience significant improvements in hearing abilities with cochlear implant use.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/lary.29853#.YUic1VcsfYE.twitter

10/08/2021

You can now customize your memoji with a cochlear implant!! Click the link below to find out how to add your own.

https://www.popsugar.com/tech/apple-ios-15-cochlear-implant-memoji-48514994

You can now customize your memoji with a cochlear implant!! Click the link below to find out how to add your own.

https://www.popsugar.com/tech/apple-ios-15-cochlear-implant-memoji-48514994

09/29/2021

We will be presenting data from these two studies at an upcoming conference and we would love to include you! Please email us at [email protected] or fill out our contact form at https://redcap.utdallas.edu/surveys/?s=DMYDHJDWMN by October 1st.

We will be presenting data from these two studies at an upcoming conference and we would love to include you! Please email us at [email protected] or fill out our contact form at https://redcap.utdallas.edu/surveys/?s=DMYDHJDWMN by October 1st.

09/28/2021

Irvin Poff is a 102-year-old WWII veteran that decided to pursue a cochlear implant when his hearing aids were no longer meeting his needs. Click the link below to hear about his experience!

https://www.healthyhearing.com/report/53236-102-year-old-receives-cochlear-implant

Irvin Poff is a 102-year-old WWII veteran that decided to pursue a cochlear implant when his hearing aids were no longer meeting his needs. Click the link below to hear about his experience!

https://www.healthyhearing.com/report/53236-102-year-old-receives-cochlear-implant

09/21/2021

September is Newborn Hearing Screening Awareness Month. Here is Dr. Andrea Warner Czyz performing a screening back in 1999! Check out the link below and help spread the word about the importance of early screening for hearing loss.

https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/your-babys-hearing-screening

September is Newborn Hearing Screening Awareness Month. Here is Dr. Andrea Warner Czyz performing a screening back in 1999! Check out the link below and help spread the word about the importance of early screening for hearing loss.

https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/your-babys-hearing-screening

09/14/2021

The CHILL lab is currently offering 2 ONLINE research opportunities! We're seeking parents of children aged 8-14 and adolescents aged 12-17 (with typical hearing or hearing loss). Interested participants can email [email protected].

The CHILL lab is currently offering 2 ONLINE research opportunities! We're seeking parents of children aged 8-14 and adolescents aged 12-17 (with typical hearing or hearing loss). Interested participants can email [email protected].

07/23/2021

Help us conduct research from your own home! The CHILL lab is investigating how and why teenagers listen to music. If you think your teenager may be interested in participating in an online study, please contact us at [email protected], fill out our contact form at https://redcap.utdallas.edu/surveys/?s=DMYDHJDWM, or scan the QR code. Thank you so much for your consideration!

Help us conduct research from your own home! The CHILL lab is investigating how and why teenagers listen to music. If you think your teenager may be interested in participating in an online study, please contact us at [email protected], fill out our contact form at https://redcap.utdallas.edu/surveys/?s=DMYDHJDWM, or scan the QR code. Thank you so much for your consideration!

07/15/2021

Transparent masks increase speech comprehension by about 10% according to a new study conducted at the University of Texas at Dallas. Check out the link below to find out more!

https://www.hearingreview.com/inside-hearing/research/transparent

Transparent masks increase speech comprehension by about 10% according to a new study conducted at the University of Texas at Dallas. Check out the link below to find out more!

https://www.hearingreview.com/inside-hearing/research/transparent

07/02/2021

Enjoy the holiday weekend and be sure to protect your hearing this 4th of July by following ASHA's top 4 tips at the link below!

https://www.asha.org/News/2020/July-4th-Hearing-Protection-Have-a-Safe-Blast/

Enjoy the holiday weekend and be sure to protect your hearing this 4th of July by following ASHA's top 4 tips at the link below!

https://www.asha.org/News/2020/July-4th-Hearing-Protection-Have-a-Safe-Blast/

06/26/2021

As an octogenarian, Bruce Sloane pursued cochlear implants to improve his quality of life. Check out his blog at the link below to learn more about his journey!

https://www.acialliance.org/blogpost/1644925/An-Octogenarian-s-CI-Journey

As an octogenarian, Bruce Sloane pursued cochlear implants to improve his quality of life. Check out his blog at the link below to learn more about his journey!

https://www.acialliance.org/blogpost/1644925/An-Octogenarian-s-CI-Journey

Quantitative and Qualitative Perspectives of Siblings of Children With Cochlear Implants 06/21/2021

Quantitative and Qualitative Perspectives of Siblings of Children With Cochlear Implants

Check out the new article from Drs. Warner-Czyz, Wiseman, and Nelson examining the effects of having a sister or brother with a cochlear implant on siblings with typical hearing!

Quantitative and Qualitative Perspectives of Siblings of Children With Cochlear Implants Purpose The sibling relationship teaches children to navigate social interactions with their peers. However, the presence of an exceptionality, such as hearing loss, in one child can affect the dynamic of this relationship. This article examines quantitative and qualitative effects of having a broth...

06/19/2021

Parent Stories - American Cochlear Implant Alliance

Check out Andi P. Hill's story on becoming a parent advocate for her three deaf children who all received cochlear implants!

Parent Stories - American Cochlear Implant Alliance Andi P. HillParent, Mentor, AdvocateACI Alliance Alabama State ChampionI happened to first hear the words “cochlear implant” watching Caitlyn Parton and her parents appear on 60 Minutes in 1992. I was raised on the northern shore of Alabama, in the diverse, technologically-rich environment of th...

06/04/2021

Lou Ferrigno says that he is hearing "some sounds for the first time" after receiving a cochlear implant to help with a lifelong hearing loss. Find out more about his story at the link below.

https://people.com/health/incredible-hulk-lou-ferrigno-is-fixing-his-lifelong-hearing-problem-a-dream-come-true/?sf140072846=1&fbclid=IwAR1U2GNCt7SVmn6rBDOSKsesz4svu3E37z2xOZIHSrQPVHKOH2vM2fqsAc0

Lou Ferrigno says that he is hearing "some sounds for the first time" after receiving a cochlear implant to help with a lifelong hearing loss. Find out more about his story at the link below.

https://people.com/health/incredible-hulk-lou-ferrigno-is-fixing-his-lifelong-hearing-problem-a-dream-come-true/?sf140072846=1&fbclid=IwAR1U2GNCt7SVmn6rBDOSKsesz4svu3E37z2xOZIHSrQPVHKOH2vM2fqsAc0

Relationships Between Daily Device Use and Early... : Ear and Hearing 05/31/2021

Relationships Between Daily Device Use and Early... : Ear and Hearing

Check out this article by Drs. Wiseman, Warner-Czyz, and colleagues from the Callier Center on the relationships between daily device use and early communication outcomes in children with cochlear implants!

Relationships Between Daily Device Use and Early... : Ear and Hearing olescents using CIs. This retrospective study focuses on the relationship between daily CI use and communication performance (auditory skills, speech recognition, expressive and receptive language) in young children, with the hypothesis that greater daily device use coincides with better communicati...

UT System Early Childhood Scholars Series: 4/27/21 Children with Autism or Hearing Differences 05/03/2021

UT System Early Childhood Scholars Series: 4/27/21 Children with Autism or Hearing Differences

You can watch a recording of Dr. Andrea Warner-Czyz and Dr. Pamela Rollins' free webinar on early social and communication development in children with autism and on the effects of childhood hearing differences on family relationships by clicking the link below!

UT System Early Childhood Scholars Series: 4/27/21 Children with Autism or Hearing Differences The University of Texas System EARLY CHILDHOOD SCHOLARS SERIES is a unique opportunity to access current research from some of the nation’s leading scholars ...

04/27/2021

Check out the CHILL team’s 10 presentations – featuring 9 different UTD students – at the American Cochlear Implant Alliance CI2021 conference!

Check out the CHILL team’s 10 presentations – featuring 9 different UTD students – at the American Cochlear Implant Alliance CI2021 conference!

04/23/2021

Dr. Andrea Warner-Czyz and Dr. Pamela Rollins will be giving a FREE webinar on early social and communication development in children with autism and on the effects of childhood hearing differences on family relationships. The talk is on Tuesday, April 27th from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Click the link to register!
https://childandfamilyresearch-utexas-edu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7Dizg_FkQdWQ1Zceijzv1w?utm_campaign=UT%20System%20Early%20Childhood%20Scholars%20Series&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=121399767&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-93_YHYXWsKFkuEXtzp4QIxRJP75U1p9PE0IZeFTEv7pLxMpNOgRhdbzt9RCfYG7O71CW5soarSFqnlzIBG6P4pk-ByjQ&utm_content=121399767&utm_source=hs_emai

Dr. Andrea Warner-Czyz and Dr. Pamela Rollins will be giving a FREE webinar on early social and communication development in children with autism and on the effects of childhood hearing differences on family relationships. The talk is on Tuesday, April 27th from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Click the link to register!
https://childandfamilyresearch-utexas-edu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7Dizg_FkQdWQ1Zceijzv1w?utm_campaign=UT%20System%20Early%20Childhood%20Scholars%20Series&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=121399767&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-93_YHYXWsKFkuEXtzp4QIxRJP75U1p9PE0IZeFTEv7pLxMpNOgRhdbzt9RCfYG7O71CW5soarSFqnlzIBG6P4pk-ByjQ&utm_content=121399767&utm_source=hs_emai

04/19/2021

Happy Member Monday! This week features Dr. Andrea Warner-Czyz, the director of the CHILL team.

In the lab, she loves figuring out how certain factors – especially hearing differences – affect how children and adolescents communicate with others. At home, she enjoys spending time with her family (including the pets), exercising outdoors, playing cards, relaxing at the beach, and taking a nap. She also is an avid football fan (Go Bucs! Go Gators!).

Happy Member Monday! This week features Dr. Andrea Warner-Czyz, the director of the CHILL team.

In the lab, she loves figuring out how certain factors – especially hearing differences – affect how children and adolescents communicate with others. At home, she enjoys spending time with her family (including the pets), exercising outdoors, playing cards, relaxing at the beach, and taking a nap. She also is an avid football fan (Go Bucs! Go Gators!).

04/12/2021

Congratulations to Drs. Evans, Fowler, and Wiseman on their presentations at the CI2021 conference on April 29th and 30th! See the schedule below for the sessions where you can view their presentations.

Thursday, April 29th
11:15-12:15 Pediatric Cochlear Implantation Delaney Evans
1:30-2:30 Innovations & Devt. in Audiology Kathryn Wiseman

Friday, April 30th
2:45-3:45 Music Appreciation Stephanie Fowler

Congratulations to Drs. Evans, Fowler, and Wiseman on their presentations at the CI2021 conference on April 29th and 30th! See the schedule below for the sessions where you can view their presentations.

Thursday, April 29th
11:15-12:15 Pediatric Cochlear Implantation Delaney Evans
1:30-2:30 Innovations & Devt. in Audiology Kathryn Wiseman

Friday, April 30th
2:45-3:45 Music Appreciation Stephanie Fowler

04/06/2021

We feel so proud of Dr. Stephanie Fowler, who successfully defended her dissertation examining factors that influence music perception and appreciation in adult listeners. Congratulations - you did it!

We feel so proud of Dr. Stephanie Fowler, who successfully defended her dissertation examining factors that influence music perception and appreciation in adult listeners. Congratulations - you did it!

Photos from CHILL - CHildren & Infant Listening Laboratory at UT Dallas's post 04/05/2021

Congratulations to our current and former CHILL members: Traci Brinkley, Kristin Kronenberger, and Kathryn Wiseman, who received a student scholarship from American Cochlear Implant Alliance. These awardees will present 3 of our lab’s 10 presentations at the upcoming CI2020 virtual conference later this month.

04/02/2021

Congratulations to Dr. Geers!

Ann Geers PhD UTDallas will be recognized with the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award at #CI2021Virtual for a 40-year career in research on language development in children with hearing loss.
www.acialliance.org/page/LifetimeAchievementAward

03/30/2021

Happy Member Monday! This week we'd like to introduce another valuable member of our team, Patrick Vu.

Patrick is a senior double majoring in Biology and Healthcare Management. He hopes to attend medical school to become a pediatrician or otolaryngologist. In his free time, he likes to play tennis with his friends and family and likes to cook.

Happy Member Monday! This week we'd like to introduce another valuable member of our team, Patrick Vu.

Patrick is a senior double majoring in Biology and Healthcare Management. He hopes to attend medical school to become a pediatrician or otolaryngologist. In his free time, he likes to play tennis with his friends and family and likes to cook.

The Hearing Aid Effect - What is it? 03/27/2021

The Hearing Aid Effect - What is it?

Recent research by Drs. Wheeler and Tharpe at Vanderbilt University examined the hearing aid effect with young children. "Unfortunately, the study indicates that children still show some bias when looking at children with hearing loss. The study showed negative hearing aid effect when viewing physical competence and peer acceptance." Follow the links below to learn more!

https://hearinghealthmatters.org/hearingandkids/2021/the-hearing-aid-effect/?utm_source=BenchmarkEmail&utm_campaign=HHTM_Weekly_Copy_233-audigy&utm_medium=email&fbclid=IwAR2Sl43gpSk1VTPMxZ4w97N8wMGlGTJm5wxGkoeKKOXlyvx9dL7Yh9vA4O8

https://journals.lww.com/thehearingjournal/Fulltext/2021/03000/The_Hearing_Aid_Effect_in_Children.3.aspx

The Hearing Aid Effect - What is it? There has been a lot of research about the Hearing Aid Effect with adults. What does that mean? It means how do people with a hearing aid think others

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