Julie Arenberg (Bierer), Ph.D., CCC-A
Professor Bierer joined the UW Speech and Hearing Sciences Department in 2005. Her research is focused on cochlear implants, which are prostheses that enhance or restore hearing in severely impaired individuals. Cochlear implant patients typically perform well, but they show a wide range of speech perception abilities and most cannot enjoy music. Professor Bierer's research addresses the possible causes of poor outcomes for cochlear implant patients and explores new clinical techniques and speech processing methods that may improve the way these individuals hear through their devices.