Our faculty and students in Hearing and Speech Sciences are highly involved in research, collaborations, and initiatives, both within our department and across departments at UMD. See below to explore the wide variety of interdisciplinary research that is being conducted through and with the HESP department:


LeFrak Hall


Eye Tracking


Brain Scans




Infants and Toddlers Lab


fMRI Machine


Cochlear Implant


UMD HESP Collaborations


Children's National Medical Center Logo


Walter Reed Medical Center


NIH Logo


Logo for Consortium of Universities in the Washington Area


Hearing and Speech Sciences Lab Name Primary Researcher
Aphasia Research Center  Aphasia Research Center Facebook Link 

Dr. Yasmeen Faroqi Shah

Auditory Perception and Modeling Laboratory

Dr. Matthew Goupell

Dr. Rochelle Newman

Canine Language Perception Lab 

Dr. Rochelle Newman

Hearing Science Lab

Dr. Sandra Gordon-Salant

Hearing Technology Lab (HTL) Dr. Eric Hoover 
Cognitive Control and Language Processing Lab 

Dr. Jared Novick

Hearing Brain Lab

Dr. Samira Anderson

Language and Cognition Laboratory

Dr. Yi Ting Huang

Language Development & Perception Laboratories

Dr. Rochelle Newman

Learning to Talk Lab

Dr. Jan Edwards

Little Listeners Lab 

Dr. Jan Edwards

(email nratner [at] umd.edu for details)

Dr. Nan Bernstein Ratner

Dr. Rachel Romeo


University-Wide Collaborations

Collaboration Name Associated HESP Researchers
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NACS)

Brain and Behavior Initiative (BBI)

Communication Across the Lifespan at Maryland (CALM)

Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing (CCEBH)

Center For Advanced Study of Language (CASL)  CASL Facebook Link

Infant and Child Studies Consortium  Infant Studies Consortium Facebook Link

Maryland Neuroimaging Center  Maryland Neuroimaging Center Facebook Link  Maryland Neuroimaging Center FourSquare Link

Maryland Language Science Center

Project on Avoidance Reduction Therapy

Research Equity and Access in Communication and Hearing (UMD-REACH)
  • This program includes 22 faculty members participating from the Departments of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Linguistics, Psychology, Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, Special Education, and Biology. 

University of Maryland Autism Research Consortium   Aphasia Research Center Facebook Link


Collaborations Beyond Campus


Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area

The University of Maryland is part of the Consortium of Universities of the Metropolitan Washington Area, which allows eligible undergraduate and graduate students to enroll in classes at other participating area universities and have the credit count towards their degrees.

The consortium includes:

Information on eligibility and procedures are available on Testudo.


See HESP Initiatives

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04/28/2024 - 8:09 pm