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Louis D. Braida

Henry Ellis Warren Professor of Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)
Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
MIT's Louis Braida: Henry Ellis Warren Professor of Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Room 36-791
Cambridge, MA 02139
ldbraida@mit.edu
617.253.2575—Tel

Administrative Assistant

Arlene Wint
aewint@mit.edu
617.324.4349—Tel
Room 36-776

Professor Louis D. Braida is a principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He received the B.E.E from The Cooper Union in 1964, and the S.M. and Ph.D in electrical enginering from MIT in 1965 and 1969 respectively.

Professor Braida is internationally known for his research in the areas of intensity perception, the characterization of hearing impairments, and aids for the deaf. Using modern communication theory and computer-based techniques, he studies auditory behavior transcend sensory levels of traditional psychoacoustics. He has quantitatively analyzed such issues as the functional attributes of short-and long-term auditory memory and its relation to speech reception. Professor Braida has developed a theoretical model that describes auditory and visual cues so that when a speaker’s voice is heard and their face can be seen. This model has applications of intermodal integration: for example, the design can be used to improve hearing aids.

Keywords

speech and hearing sciences, hearing aid research, sensorineural hearing impairment, speech production, speech reception capacity, hearing aid device development
speech and hearing sciences, hearing aid research, sensorineural hearing impairment, speech production, speech reception capacity, hearing aid device development