The Buckeye Center for Hearing and Development investigates the cognitive, linguistic and social mechanisms that contribute to successful spoken language outcomes in infants and toddlers who are deaf/hard of hearing and have received a cochlear implant. The team uses cutting-edge eye-tracking technology to monitor infant and toddler response to sights and sounds in controlled laboratory settings, during free-play interactions and during natural interactions at home.

Our objectives

Our lab aims to make discoveries that will provide knowledge and skills to parents of children with hearing loss, helping the children thrive in their language and educational outcomes. A short-term goal is disseminating discoveries to parents. A long-term goal is meeting the needs of these parents by conducting research in collaboration with them and other stakeholders.

Our team


Irina Castellanos, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology

  • Carrie Davenport, PhD
  • Sophia Nichols, MA, SLP-CCC
  • Molly Cooke

Notable achievements

Current clinical trials, research studies and support

Contact us to learn more about our lab or make a referral

Phone: 614-366-1788