NTID Receives Donation to Study Hearing Loss and Learning

The Center for Education Research Partnerships at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf has received a $2.3-million research grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.

The four-year project, “Language, Learning, and Cognition among Deaf Students with and without Cochlear Implants,” is aimed at understanding the complex interactions among language, learning and cognitive abilities of deaf students with cochlear implants. The grant will support eight studies that include measures of academic achievement, social-emotional functioning, cognitive abilities, English skills and deaf students’ language and cochlear implant histories.

The results will help to better focus services for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, making them more efficient and effective, while enhancing educational and employment opportunities as well as physical and emotional health.

Link: http://www.healthyhearing.com/content/news/Research/Hearing-loss/50830-Ntid-receives-donation-to-study-hearing-loss-and-learning