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
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

The effect of speech material on the band importance function for Mandarin Chinese. (2019 Jul) J Acoust Soc Am 146(1): 445 Du Y, Shen Y, Wu X, Chen J

Efficiency in glimpsing vowel sequences in fluctuating makers: Effects of temporal fine structure and temporal regularity. (2019 Apr) J Acoust Soc Am 145(4): 2518 Shen Y, Pearson DV

Toward Routine Assessments of Auditory Filter Shape. (2019 Feb 26) J Speech Lang Hear Res 62(2): 442-455 Shen Y, Kern AB, Richards VM