Matthew Winn, AuD, PhD
I am an audiologist and hearing scientist with training in speech science and linguistics. My research focuses on speech perception and aspects of hearing loss that make speech perception difficult. I work with people with typical ("normal") hearing and with cochlear implants. In particular, I am interested in measuring various aspects of hearing that are not well described by conventional testing. These include listening effort, spectral resolution, perceptual gradiency and binaural hearing. Additionally, I am passionate about developing open-source solutions for speech stimulus generation for experiments involving phonetic categorization and cue weighting, as well as analysis tools for pupillometry. My goal is to make a positive contribution to auditory science, the cognitive sciences, and the care of audiology patients. I aim to embody the mission of the NIH in terms of mentoring students in the area of bridging clinical practice and research, as well as incorporating a multidisciplinary approach to the hearing and speech sciences.
At the University of Washington, I direct the Listen Lab, which focuses on addressing things that can make everyday speech communication challenging. Our main areas of research are speech perception, listening effort, and binaural hearing.