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The Hear-Ring Lab

The Hear-Ring Lab is a research facility located in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, Hofstra University. Research at the lab focuses on investigating the effectiveness of physiological and psycho-acoustic approaches for the assessment and management of tinnitus in different populations.

Mission

Research at the Hear-Ring Lab focuses on investigating the effectiveness of physiological and psycho-acoustic approaches for the assessment and management of tinnitus in different populations.


Current Research Projects

If you would like to know about participation in any of the following research projects, please contact our research personnel. If you would like us to contact you regarding current or future research projects, please complete this short questionnaire: https://hofstra.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eWO7ZhABKCp61EN

  • Project 1
    Aim: To quantify effects of using tinnitus apps on various tinnitus attributes
    Contact: Tova Shimunova, tshimunova1[at]pride.hofstra.edu, 917-282-6785
  • Project 2
    Aim: To investigate the reliability and validity of diagnostic tinnitus evaluation using automated software administered via a hand-held tablet
    Contact: Dr. Deshpande, 516-463-5511 or aniruddha.deshpande[at]hofstra.edu
  • Project 3
    Aim: To investigate incidence of music-induced hearing loss and tinnitus in high school students
    Contact: Dr. Deshpande, 516-463-5511 or aniruddha.deshpande[at]hofstra.edu
  • Project 4
    Aim: To investigate the effect of a novel hearing conservation strategy on listening levels and attitudes of adolescents/young adults
    Contact: Jaclyn Castoro, jcasto3[at]pride.hofstra.edu
  • Project 5
    Aim: To investigate the initial source of information sought by individuals with tinnitus, to determine if the information gathered from the first source was helpful, and if further sources were sought out beyond the first attempt. Please click on the following link to participate: https://hofstra.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6mVQ49bb5AOPQwt
    Contact: Krupi Shah, Phone: 516-712-5459, Email

Personnel

Aniruddha K. Deshpande
Aniruddha K. Deshpande, PhD, CCC-A
Director, The Hear-Ring Lab
Phone: 516-463-5511
Email | Bio

Current Lab Members
Collaborators
Lab Alumni
  • Jaclyn Castoro
    Jaclyn Castoro
    Bio
  • Hannah Grunfeld
    Hannah Grunfeld
    Bio
  • Gerro Lorenzo
    Gerro Lorenzo
    Bio
  • Colleen O'Brien
    Colleen O'Brien
    Bio
  • Krupi Shah
    Krupi Shah
    Phone: 516-712-5459
    Email | Bio
  • Tova Shimunova, Lab Manager
    Tova Shimunova, Lab Manager
    Bio
  • Ishan Bhatt
    Northern Arizona University
    Bio
  • Shruti Deshpande
    Shruti Deshpande
    St. John’s University
    Bio
  • David Friedman
    David Friedman
    Gen. Douglas MacArthur High School
    Bio
  • Rich Tyler
    Rich Tyler
    University of Iowa
    Bio
  • Matthew Zausin
    Matthew Zausin
    Gen. Douglas MacArthur High School
    Bio