Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
Condon 414



Assistant Professor
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Irvine, 2010-2014
Ph.D., Hearing Science, Indiana University Bloomington, 2010
M.Sc., Engineering Acoustics, Technical University of Denmark, 2006
B.Sc., Applied Physics, Beijing Institute of Technology, 2003
Academic Expertise: 
Understanding the mechanisms (cochlear, central, and cognitive) responsible for individual differences in the difficulties experienced by listeners with hearing loss
Determining why people with hearing loss experience variable benefit from assistive listening devices
Development of rapid assessment tools for application in the clinic
Construct and develop auditory models that can describe individual differences in speech perception
Recent Publications
Examining the Factors that Contribute to Non-Monotonic Growth of the [Formula: see text] Otoacoustic Emission in Humans. (2021 Jun) J Assoc Res Otolaryngol 22(3): 275-288 Mills ML, Shen Y, Withnell RH

Effects of speech-rhythm disruption on selective listening with a single background talker. (2021 Jul) Atten Percept Psychophys 83(5): 2229-2240 McAuley JD, Shen Y, Smith T, Kidd GR

Sub-optimal construction of an auditory profile from temporally distributed spectral information. (2021 Mar) J Acoust Soc Am 149(3): 1567 Richards VM, Tisby MK, Suzuki-Gill EN, Shen Y

Individualized estimation of the Speech Intelligibility Index for short sentences: Test-retest reliability. (2020 Sep) J Acoust Soc Am 148(3): 1647 Shen Y, Yun D, Liu Y

Altering the rhythm of target and background talkers differentially affects speech understanding. (2020 Aug) Atten Percept Psychophys 82(6): 3222-3233 McAuley JD, Shen Y, Dec S, Kidd GR