Stefanie Kuchinsky (MNC/CASL/HESP) received an NIH/NIDCD R03 award entitled: Understanding and indexing the neural bases of listening effort

The research program will test the hypothesis that listening effort is driven by the engagement of executive function processes that support speech recognition in challenging conditions. This research lays the groundwork for developing clinical assessments and interventions that effectively target listening effort in older adults with normal or impaired hearing.