Research Labs

DeVault Otologic Research Laboratory Grants and Papers

Research activities at the DeVault Lab are supported primarily by grants from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders of the National Institutes of Health, with substantial support coming from other public and private agencies as well as individual gifts and bequests.

Recent funding includes:

  • “Executive functioning and speech-language skills in cochlear implant users.” (R01DC015257). Principal Investigators William Kronenberger, PhD, and David Pisoni, PhD. (Multiple PI). National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, 12/1/2016 – 11/30/2021.
  • “Family processes in developmental outcomes of pediatric hearing loss.” (R01DC014956). Rachael Holt, PhD, Principal Investigator, David Pisoni, PhD, Co-Principal Investigator, and William G. Kronenberger, PhD, Co-investigator. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, 8/1/2016 – 7/31/2021.
  • “Executive functioning in children and adolescents with hearing loss.” (UL1TR001108). William G. Kronenberger, PhD, Principal Investigator. Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, 12/1/2015 – 11/30/2016.

Publications from the DeVault Otologic Research Lab

Marschark, M., Kronenberger, W.G., Rosica, M., Borgna, G., Convertino, C., Durkin, A., Machmer, E., & Schmitz, K.L. (in press). Social maturity and executive function among deaf learners. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education.

Kronenberger, W.G., Castellanos, I., & Pisoni, D.B. (2016). Questionnaire-based assessment of executive functioning: Case Studies. Applied Neuropsychology: Child, published online in advance of print.

Castellanos, I., Pisoni, D.B., Kronenberger, W.G., & Beer, J. (2016). Early expressive language skills predict long-term neurocognitive outcomes in cochlear implant users: Evidence from the MacArthur-Bates CDI. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 25, 381-392.

Kral, A., Kronenberger, W.G., Pisoni, D.B., & O’Donoghue, G.M. (2016). Neurocognitive factors in sensory restoration of early deafness: A connectome model. Lancet Neurology, 15(6), 610-621.

Pisoni, D.B., Kronenberger, W.G., Chandramouli, S.H., & Conway, C.M. (2016). Learning and memory processes following cochlear implantation: The missing piece of the puzzle. Frontiers in Psychology, 7 (493), 1-19.

AuBuchon, A.M., Pisoni, D.B., & Kronenberger, W.G. (2015). Short-term and working memory impairments in early-implanted, long-term cochlear implant users are independent of audibility and speech production. Ear and Hearing, 36, 733-737.

Castellanos, I., Kronenberger, W.G., Beer, J., Colson, B.G., Henning, S.C., Ditmars, A., & Pisoni, D.B. (2015). Concept formation skills in long-term cochlear implant users. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 20, 27-40. PMID: 25583706; PMCID: PMC4293374.

AuBuchon, A.M., Pisoni, D.B., & Kronenberger, W.G. (2015). Verbal processing speed and executive functioning in long-term cochlear implant users. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58, 151-162. PMID: 25320961. PMCID: PMC4329274.

AuBuchon, A.M., Pisoni, D.B., & Kronenberger, W.G. (in press). Elementary cognitive processes underlying verbal working memory in pre-lingually deaf children with cochlear implants. In N. Young & K. Kirk (Eds.), Cochlear implants in children: Learning and the brain. New York: Springer.

Kronenberger, W.G., & Pisoni, D.B. (in press). Working memory training in deaf children with cochlear implants. In N. Young & K. Kirk (Eds.), Cochlear implants in children: Learning and the brain. New York: Springer.

Kronenberger, W.G., & Pisoni, D.B. (2016). Neurocognitive assessment of children with cochlear implants. In Eisenberg, L. (ed). Clinical management of children with cochlear implants. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Castellanos, I., Pisoni, D.B., Kronenberger, W.G., & Beer, J. (2016). Neurocognitive function in deaf children with cochlear implants: Early development and long-term outcomes. In M. Marschark and P.E. Spencer (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies in Language (pp. 264-275). New York: Oxford.

Kronenberger, W.G. Executive Functioning and Hearing Loss (Hear Indiana, Indianapolis, IN, 10/16/15) *

Kronenberger, W.G. Executive Functioning in Prelingually Deaf Children with Cochlear Implants (Medical Hospital of Hannover, Hannover, Germany, 10/5/16) *

Kronenberger, W.G., & Pisoni, D.B. (2015, July). Executive functioning in prelingually deaf children with cochlear implants. Invited presentation at the 2015 Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, Lake Tahoe, CA. *

Kronenberger, W.G. Executive Functioning in Prelingually Deaf Children with Cochlear Implants (Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 3/13/2015) *

AuBuchon, A.M., Pisoni, D.B., & Kronenberger, W.G. (2014, December). Covert, not overt linguistic processing leads to working memory disturbances in long-term cochlear implant users. Paper presented at the 14th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Nashville, TN.

Castellanos, I., Beer, J., Pisoni, D.B., & Kronenberger, W.G. (2014, December). Early speech and language predictors of long-term neurocognitive outcomes. Paper presented at the 14th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Nashville, TN.

Faulkner, K.F., Kronenberger, W.G., & Pisoni, D.B. (2014, December). Some new robust speech and language outcome measures in early-implanted long-term cochlear implant users. Paper presented at the 14th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Nashville, TN.

Faulkner, K.F., Roman, A.S., Kronenberger, W.G., & Pisoni, D.B. (2014, December). Verbal learning and memory processes in early-implanted long-term cochlear implant users. Paper presented at the 14th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Nashville, TN.

Kronenberger, W.G., & Pisoni, D.B. (2014, June). High-risk executive functioning outcomes after cochlear implantation. Poster presented at the 2014 AG Bell Conference, Orlando, FL.

Kronenberger, W.G., Pisoni, D.B., Colson, B.G., & Henning, S.C. (2014, June). Early identification of executive functioning delays in 3-4 year old children with cochlear implants. Poster presented at the 2014 AG Bell Conference, Orlando, FL.
(*) Invited Talk