The auditory electrophysiology lab, directed by Dr. Lauren Smith Flora and Dr. Kenneth Cox, is located on the first floor of Waldron Hall in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
This lab features state-of-the-art systems that allows for the acquisition and analysis of psychoacoustical and electrophysiological data for both clinical and research purposes to include the GSI Audera, the NeuroScan system, and the Tucker Davis Psychoacoustics and Speech Workstation.
The GSI Audera allows for evoked potential testing by providing a means to administer both Auditory Steady State Response testing and more traditional auditory evoked potential testing, such as ABR, ECochG, and OAEs. This equipment is used primarily for clinical purposes with the Radford University Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic.
The NeuroScan system is designed to increase understanding of the function of the central nervous system. This system includes integrated platforms and software that provides opportunities for the recording and analysis of EEG and ERP data for both neurophysiological and neurodiagnostic purposes.
The Tucker Davis Psychoacoustics and Speech Workstation is utilized for basic and applied research in the areas of neurophysiology, hearing, and speech sciences as well as general data acquisition. This system also includes stimulus generation software, which allows for the customization of the experimental setup.
Research currently conducted in this lab focuses on electrophysiological and psychoacoustical responses in individuals with autism, central auditory processing disorders, and reading disorders.