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fNIRS in children

Bionics Institute

The use of functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to assess infant hearing and language development.

The research team at the Bionics Institute is seeking infants younger than 24 months old, both with and without hearing loss, to participate in a research project that aims to improve the early speech perception development in children born with hearing loss.

What's involved?

The researchers are using a new child-friendly optical imaging technique, in combination with a behavioural assessment, to study how children's brains respond to sound, and how the brain develops over time to support language development.

The imaging system (see flyer) consists of a cap that has little light sources and detectors, which the child wears while listening to sounds.

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11-Jun-2021 11:03 AM (AEST)