Emily A. Tobey, Ph.D. School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Nelle C. Johnston Chair in Communication Disorders
Dr. Tobey’s research focuses on the role of auditory feedback in the development and maintenance of speech and language. Her current studies focus on how various types of sensory aids, including cochlear implants, influence the development and maintenance of speech and language in children and adults with profound hearing losses.
Dr. Tobey holds multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health to study early babbling behaviors in hearing-impaired babies; reading skills in adolescent users of cochlear implants; sound development in young children using cochlear implants; and the impact of cochlear implant technology on family dynamics, speech perception and language development.
Her research lab conducts a number of basic and applied studies regarding technology for people with hearing impairments.
She received her Ph.D. in speech science from the City University in New York.
Updated: November 29, 2011