Role: PhD Student
Mariana acquired her degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from UFCSPA, Brazil in 2010. From 2011 to 2013, she specialised in clinical Audiology and cochlear implants at HCFMUSP, Brazil. During that time, Mariana worked in the diagnostic and rehabilitation of hearing disorders in HCFMUSP with patients of all ages.
Her current research interests include factors influencing cochlear implantation outcomes and rehabilitation for cochlear implant users.
Comparison of auditory and non-auditory trainings for adult cochlear implant users
This study aims to investigate whether verbal-based training leads to greater changes in listening abilities of adult cochlear implant users when presented in the auditory mode compared to the visual mode. In addition, the study aims to investigate whether these changes in auditory abilities correlate with changes in the cortical auditory evoked potentials (and whether such effects are maintained at least 6 months after training)