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  • Date and time: Saturday 8 February 2020, 3pm to 3.15pm
  • Location: York Barbican (Map)
  • Audience: Open to the public
  • Admission: Free admission

Event details

Have you ever struggled to hear announcements in a busy train station? Do you find it difficult to have a conversation in a noisy pub or restaurant? Come along and discover how the ear works, how noisy environments affect our ability to understand speech, and what it’s like to listen to speech using a cochlear implant. Join psychologists Sarah Knight and Alex Mepham as they use audio examples to show how complex our listening system is and demonstrate how easy it is to get confused in noisy environments.

Meet the researchers: Dr Sarah Knight and Alex Mepham from the Speech Lab, Department of Psychology, University of York


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Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hearing loop