Working to understand: human communication disorders from deafness and tinnitus to stuttering and language impairment
Scientific Focus: uses systems and modeling approach to understand how the ear and the brain work together to process sounds, including human speech and music. Develop and design innovative prosthetic devices and training procedures for people who have lost hearing and balance functions.
An active loudness model suggesting tinnitus as increased central noise and hyperacusis as increased nonlinear gain. Hear Res. 2012 May 26. [Epub ahead of print]
Tinnitus suppression by electric stimulation of the auditory nerve. Front Syst Neurosci. 2012;6:19. Epub 2012 Mar 29.
Reavis KM, Rothholtz VS, Tang Q, Carroll JA, Djalilian H,
Temporary Suppression of Tinnitus by Modulated Sounds. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2012 Apr 19. [Epub ahead of print]
, Tang Q, Dimitrijevic A, Starr A, Larky J, Blevins NH.
Tinnitus suppression by low-rate electric stimulation and its electrophysiological mechanisms. Hear Res. 2011 Jul;277(1-2):61-6. Epub 2011 Apr 5.
The relative phonetic contributions of a cochlear implant and residual acoustic hearing to bimodal speech perception. J Acoust Soc Am. 2012 Jan;131(1):518-30.
Bhattacharya A, Vandali A,
Combined spectral and temporal enhancement to improve cochlear-implant speech perception. J Acoust Soc Am. 2011 Nov;130(5):2951-60.
Lin P, Turner CW, Gantz BJ, Djalilian HR,
Ipsilateral masking between acoustic and electric stimulations. J Acoust Soc Am. 2011 Aug;130(2):858-65.
Tang Q, Benítez R,
Spatial channel interactions in cochlear implants. J Neural Eng. 2011 Aug;8(4):046029. Epub 2011 Jul 13.
Comparison of bimodal and bilateral cochlear implant users on speech recognition with competing talker, music perception, affective prosody discrimination, and talker identification. Ear Hear. 2011 Feb;32(1):16-30.
Dimitrijevic A, Starr A, Bhatt S, Michalewski HJ,
Auditory cortical N100 in pre- and post-synaptic auditory neuropathy to frequency or intensity changes of continuous tones. Clin Neurophysiol. 2011 Mar;122(3):594-604. Epub 2010 Sep 6.
Hearing and Speech Research Laboratory,
364 Med Surge II,
University of California, Irvine, California, 92697-1275
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