Lauren Calandruccio is an Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University in the Department of Psychological Sciences. She received her undergraduate and clinical graduate degrees from Indiana University. Following this training she worked as an Audiologist at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. She completed her Ph.D. at Syracuse University and her postdoctoral training at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on studying people’s ability to understand speech in noise and is interested in normal-hearing and impaired-hearing systems as well as native and second language learners. She has proudly served on the faculty at Queens College CUNY and UNC Chapel Hill.