University of Wisconsin–Madison

Toddler Study – Cochlear Implants

Spatial hearing, or sound localization, refers to our ability to determine where sounds originate in our environment. In the Binaural Hearing and Speech Lab (PI: Ruth Litovsky), we are studying the development of spatial hearing in young children who use cochlear implants. We are currently recruiting children under the age of 3 years who use unilateral or bilateral cochlear implants to participate in our studies. Children should have a history of severe-to-profound sensorineural hearing loss bilaterally at birth or within the first few months of life, be native English speakers, and have at least 6 months of experience with their device.

To determine if your child is eligible for this study, or if you would like more information, please contact Shelly Godar at or call 608.262.7483.

PI: Ruth Litovsky, PhD
Keywords: Cochlear Implants, Hearing Impairment, Speech and Language Development