Overview of the Auditory Development Laboratory
The Auditory Development Laboratory of the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center is directed by Drs. Anne Marie Tharpe and Daniel Ashmead. Their work has merged Tharpe's expertise in pediatric audiology with Ashmead's background in developmental psychology, resulting in a multidisciplinary emphasis on the impact of hearing loss on infants and young children. Currently, much of the laboratory's activity centers around the impact of hearing loss on visual attention, infant environmental exploration, and use of hearing by those with visual disabilities.