Who We Are

A Team That Loves to Create

Our Research Team

  • David P. Corina, PhD
  • Lee Miller, PhD
  • Sharon Coffey-Corina
  • Tanya Matyushkina
  • ​Elizabeth Pierotti
  • Brett Bormann

What We Do

Keep It Simple

Who Can Participate?

We are seeking deaf children with cochlear implants who are between the ages 18 months to 8 years old, and have been using their cochlear implant(s) for at least 6 months.

We are also seeking typically developing hearing children between the ages of 12 months to 8 years old.

What are the goals of this research project?

We are interested in how children with cochlear implants process auditory and visual information. We are using brain-based procedures to see how different experiences using a cochlear implant influence language and cognitive ability. We are trying to measure the effect of experience on how a child’s brain processes auditory and visual information. Recording children’s brain activity while they are listening to sounds and watching images can give us a glimpse as to how your child is adapting to this new mode of listening. We will follow some children year after year to investigate developmental changes that take place as children develop.

Please visit our 'Participate' page to participate and our 'Info for Parents' page to learn more about what to expect when you sign up for our study.