Update on Alayo's research from U Minnesota

Check out the story on Alayo Tripp's postdoctoral research, with Ben Munson, from the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. The work is supported by a grant to Munson from the National Institutes of Health, on "Race, ethnicity, and speech intelligibility in normal hearing and hearing impairment.'' As reported in the article, the target of the research is "misunderstanding between racial groups who speak the same language, particularly those between hearing-impaired older individuals and the people around them, including health-care workers and caregivers. [Munson and Tripp] are especially interested in whether simply listening to someone of a different race or ethnicity than one’s own adds an additional challenge to speech communication."