Dr Hauser presenting to group on the Deaf Studies Laboratory

Deaf Studies Laboratory

The Deaf Studies Laboratory (DSL) investigates how stigma about deaf people has an impact on those individuals’ education, health, and careers. With funding from NTID’s Office of the Associate Dean of Research, the DSL studies the effects of audism on Deaf individuals’ psychological well-being and health using a social cognitive measure of prejudice known as the implicit association test. In collaboration with another NTID strategic research center, REACH, the DSL is also investigating how stereotype threat effects deaf and hard of hearing students’ math abilities with a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Deaf Health Laboratory

The Deaf Health Laboratory is committed to research in the deaf community on the following areas: preventive health, health literacy, health knowledge, and the deaf experience in health care. With funding from the NTID’s Office of the Associate Dean of Research, the Deaf Health Lab is investigating health literacy in age-related preventive health among deaf college students. With funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Deaf Health Lab is collaborating with the University of Michigan to investigate the mechanisms of health literacy in deaf people with a particular focus on learning how deaf people use and navigate websites to obtain health-related information. 

Deaf Math-Science Language and Learning Lab (DMS-L3)

This lab focuses on deaf experience related to language learning and conceptual understanding in mathematics and science. This lab is dedicated to understanding processes involved in accessing, acquiring and producing content knowledge and skills with support of multimodal literacies, including American Sign Language and English. By studying how deaf people learn and use mathematics and science effectively we can relate learning to practice at home and at school.