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Susan Nittrouer is currently the chair of the Speech Language and Hearing Sciences department at the University of Florida. She directs two grants from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.

The Ontogeny of Segmental Speech Organization (OSSO)
Early Development of Children with Hearing Loss (EDCHL)

Her research interests focus on:
Recent Presentations
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Susan Nittrouer, Ph.D.
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Curriculum Vitae
How children acquire the abilities to recognize the phonetic-level structure of their native language and to produce speech with the gestural organization typical of their native language;
What role the ability to recognize that structure plays in language processing;
What conditions of childhood support the ontogeny of these skills;
Precisely how perceptual processing of the speech signal is affected by deleterious conditions such as poverty, frequent otitis media with effusion, and sensorineural hearing loss.
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ASA 2014
Effects of spectral smearing on sentence recognition by adults and children pdf

ASHA 2014
Nittrouer, S. (2014). Beyond Early Intervention: Supporting Deaf Children Through Elementary School. pdf

IHCON 2014
Unveiling the Source of Language Delay for Children with Hearing Aids pdf
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JSLHR Editor's Award!

Our article, Speech Perception in Noise in Children With Cochlear Implants, has been selected for the 2013 Editors' Award for the Hearing section of the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.