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Healthy Engagement thru Auditory Research Core (HEAR Core)

Dr. Catherine Palmer has been the director of the University of Pittsburgh Auditory Processing Laboratory recently renamed HEAR Core in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences for the past 30 years and mentors PhD students and AuD students who are focused on the effect of untreated and treated hearing loss on older adults in terms of auditory adaptation and healthy aging. Our recent work has focused on effort as a meaningful measure of hearing and treatment. Our work has been funded through VA Merit Review grants, the Department of Defense, the National Alzheimer’s Disease Association, the University of Pittsburgh Aging Institute, and numerous Foundation Awards.  Currently, the lab is focused on HearCARE: Hearing for Communication and Resident Engagement funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

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