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Tessa Bent

Assistant Professor Speech and Hearing Sciences
Phone: (812) 856-3279

See also: Professor Bent's homepage


  • Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2005

Research Interests

Perception and production of foreign-accented speech, speech intelligibility, perceptual learning, hearing loss and cochlear implants

My work seeks to quantify the consequences of the phonetic variability in speech. I am interested in how listeners adapt to the variability present in the speech signal, how this learning can best be facilitated, and how children develop the ability to accurately and effortlessly perceive highly variable speech signals, including foreign-accented speech.