Refereed presentations (60)

DiNino, M., Winn, M., Arenberg, J. "Vowel recognition scores of children with cochlear implants are related to speech-based spectral resolution and time with the implant." American Cochlear Implant Alliance CI 2017: Pediatric Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, San Francisco, CA, 2017.

Jahn, K., DiNino, M., Arenberg, J. "Simulating reduced cochlear implant current spread improves speech perception in normal hearing children and adults, yielding performance comparable to that of early-implanted children." American Cochlear Implant Alliance CI 2017: Pediatric Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, San Francisco, CA, 2017.

Arenberg, J., DiNino, M., Jahn, K. "Focused thresholds, psychophysical tuning curves, and vowel identification in children with cochlear implants." American Cochlear Implant Alliance CI 2017: Pediatric Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children,  San Francisco, CA, 2017.

Jahn, K.N., Arenberg, J.G. "Reducing simulated channel interaction leads to improved speech perception for normal-hearing children and adults." Conference of Implantable Auditory Prostheses (CIAP), Lake Tahoe, CA, 2017.

DiNino, M., O’Brien, E., Arenberg, J. "Assessment of the electrode-neuron interface in children with cochlear implants compared to adults." Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, Lake Tahoe, CA, 2017.

Jahn, K., Bierer, J.A. "Cochlear implant simulations of reduced current spread improve phoneme identification." American Auditory Society (AAS), Scottsdale, AZ, 2017.

Arenberg Bierer, J., Jahn, K., DiNino, M., Kreft, H., Oxenham, A. "Psychophysical tuning curves in pediatric cochlear implant listeners." American Auditory Society Scientific and Technology Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, 2017. 

Duchen, A., DiNino, M., Winn, M., Arenberg Bierer, J. "The relationship between functional spectral resolution and vowel recognition performance in pediatric cochlear implant users." Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Meeting, Austin, TX, 2017.

DiNino, M., Arenberg Bierer, J. "Spectral resolution in pediatric cochlear implant users and normal hearing children." Association for Research in Otolaryngology MidWinter Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 2017.

DiNino, M., Winn, M.B., Arenberg Bierer, J. "Cochlear implant listener vowel identification performance and confusion patterns with selective channel activation programs." 172nd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Honolulu, HI, 2016.

Arenberg Bierer, J, DiNino, M. "Within-listener comparisons of vowel confusions in pediatric, bilateral cochlear implantees." 172nd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Honolulu, HI, 2016.

O’Brien, G., DiNino, M., Biesheuvel, J.D., Briaire, J.J., Frijns, J.H., Arenberg Bierer, J. "Comparing auditory perceptual thresholds in pediatric and adult cochlear implant populations." 172nd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Honolulu, HI, 2016.

Carlyon, R.P., Cosentino, s., Deeks, J.M., Parkinson, W., Bierer, J.A. "Limitations on temporal processing by cochlear implant users" 171st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. May 23-27, 2016.

DeVries, L.A., Bierer, J.A. "Fast psychophysical tuning curves as a measure of electrode position." American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ, Mar. 4-6, 2016.

Bierer, J.A., Parkinson, W., Kreft, H.A., Oxenham, A.J., Chen, C. Litvak, L. "Testing a New cochlear Implant Stimulation STrategy With Dynamic Focusing", Mid-winter Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, San Diego, CA, USA. Feb. 20-24, 2016.

DiNino, M., Wright, R.A., Bierer, J.A. "Normal Hearing Listener Vowel and Consonant Confusion Patterns from Spectrally-manipulated Vocoder Stimuli", Mid-winter Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, San Diego, CA, USA. Feb. 20-24, 2016.

Bierer, J.A., Litvak, L. "Developing cochlear implant channel selection to optimize speech perception" American Speech-Langauge and Hearing Association Convention, Nov.11-14, 2015, Denver, CO.

Cosentino, S., Carlyon, R.P., Deeks, J.M., Parkinson, W. and Bierer, J.A. “Across-electrode variation in rate discrimination & gap-detection by cochlear implant users.” British Society of Audiology, Cardiff, UK, Sept. 3-5, 2015.

Bierer, S.M., Shea-Brown, E.T., Bierer, J.A. “Current spread in the cochlea: insights from CT and electrical field imaging.” Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, Lake Tahoe, CA, July 13-17, 2015.

DeVries, L.A., Scheperle, R.A., Bierer, J.A., "The electrically evoked compound action potential, computerized tomography, and behavioral measures to assess the electrode-neruon interface." Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, July 13-17, 2015.

DiNino, M, Bierer, J.A., "Vowel and consonant recognition and error patterns with focused stimulation and reduced channel programs." Conference on Implantable Auditory Prosthesis, July 13-17, 2015.

Bierer, J.A., Ellis E., Litvak, L. "Selecting cochlear implant channels based on focused thresholds." Mid-winter Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Baltimore, MD, February, 2015.

O'Brien, E., Shea-Brown, E., Bierer, S.M., Bierer, J.A. "Improving a computation model of a cochlear implant." 8th Symposium on Objective Measures in Auditory Implant, Oct. 15-18, 2014, Toronto, Canada.

DeVries, L.A., Scheperle, R.A., Bierer, J.A. "Exploring the electrode-neuron interface using the electrically-evoked compound action potential, computerized tomography, and behavioral measures." 8th Symposium on Objective Measures in Auditory Implant, Oct. 15-18, 2014, Toronto, Canada.

Bierer, S.M., and Bierer, J.A. "Evaluating focused stimulation thresholds in the context of a cochlear impedance model." 8th Symposium on Objective Measures in Auditory Implant, Oct. 15-18, 2014, Toronto, Canada.

Spindler, E., Wright, R.A., Bierer, J.A. "Lexical frequency and performance on Consonant-Nucleus-Consonant word tests."  American Academy of Audiology, March 26-29, 2014/

Scheperle, R.A. Abbas, P.J., Bierer, J.A. "Exploring relationships among electophysiological measures, behavioral thresholds, and electrode position." American Auditory Society, Mar 6-8, 2014, Scottsdale, AZ.

Bierer, J.A., Bierer, S.M., Kreft, H.A., and Oxenham, A.J., "A fast method for measuring psychophysical thresholds across the cochlear implant array." Midwinter meeting on the Association for Resarch in Otolaryngology, Feb. 2014, San Diego, CA.

Bierer, J.A. "Patient-specific speech processor settings lead to improved speech perception." Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, July 14-19, Lake Tahoe, CA.

DiNino, M., Corcoran, K.C., Bierer, J.A. "Comparison of vowel confusions from vocoder simulations in normal hearing and cochlear implant listeners." Conference on Implantable Audiotyr Prostheses, July 14-19, Lake Tahoe, CA.

Bierer, S.M., Goldwyn, J.H., Bierer, J.A. "Predicting loudness growth from thresholds measured with broad and focused electrode configurations." Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, July 14-19, 2014, Lake Tahoe, CA.

Bierer, J.A., Deeks, J.M., Billig, A.J., and Carlyon, R.P. "Comparison of signal-detection and gap-detection thresholds with focused cochlear implant stimulation." Midwinter meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Feb. 2013, Baltimore, MD.

Bierer, J.A., Bierer, S.M., Goldwyn, J.G. “Behavioral loudness growth explained by a patient-specific cochlear implant model,” Midwinter meeting of the Associate for Research in Otolaryngology, Feb. 25-29, 2012, San Diego, CA.

Bierer, J.A., and DeVries, L.A. “Characterizing channels with high thresholds using electrically-evoked compound action potentials.” Objective Measures in Auditory Implants – 6th International Symposium, Sept. 22-25, 2010, Saint Louis, MO.

Faulkner, K.F., Tremblay, K.L., Bierer, J.A. “Characterizing channels with high thresholds using electrically-evoked auditory brainstem responses.” Objective Measures in Auditory Implants – 6th International Symposium, Sept. 22-25, 2010, Saint Louis, MO.

Jameyson, E, Bierer, J.A., Rubinstein, J.T. “Objective measures in a cochlear implant recipient diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) Disease.” Objective Measures in Auditory Implants – 6th International Symposium, Sept. 22-25, 2010, Saint Louis, MO.

Nye, A.D., Bierer, J.A. "Loudness measures using varying partial-tripolar configurations in high- and low-threshold channels." Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, July 12-17, 2009, Lake Tahoe, CA.

Bierer, J.A., Faulkner, K.F., Tremblay, K.T. “Identifying low-functioning cochlear implant channels: Implications for cochlear implant fitting in adults and children.” 12th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, June 17-20, 2009, Seattle, W.A.

Faulkner, K.F., Tremblay, K.T., Bierer, J.A. “Electrically-evoked auditory brainstem responses with the partial-tripolar configuration.” American Auditory Society, March 3-5, 2009, Tempe, AZ.

Bierer, J.A., Faulkner, K.F., Tremblay, K.T. “Probing the cochlea with partial-tripolar stimulation:  The feasibility of electrically-evoked auditory brainstem measures.” Assoc. for  Res. In Otolaryngol.,  Feb. 14-19, 2009, Baltimore, M.D.

Bierer, J.A., Bierer, S.M., Middlebrooks, J.C. “The partial-tripolar cochlear implant configuration assessed by forward masking in the inferior colliculus.” Assoc. for Res. In Otolaryngol. Feb. 16-20, 2008, Pheonix, AZ.

Faulkner, K.F., Tremblay, K.T., Bierer, J.A. “Psychophysical tuning curves and electrically-evoked auditory brainstem responses with the partial tripolar electrode configuration.” Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, July 15-20, 2007, Lake Tahoe, CA.

Goldwyn, J.H., Bierer, S.M., Bierer, J.A. “Validation of a cochlear implant dead region model using monopolar and tripolar threshold data.” Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, July 15-20, 2007, Lake Tahoe, CA.

Bierer, S.M. and Bierer, J.A. “Identifying spiral ganglion dead regions with the tripolar electrode configuration: a practical model of cochlear implant stimulation.” Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Feb. 10 to 15, 2007 in Denver, CO.

Bierer, J.A. “The tripolar electrode configuration and measures of channel interaction in cochlear implant subjects.” Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Feb. 19 to 25, 2005 in New Orleans, LA.

Bierer, J.A., Litvak, L, Leake, PA. “Effects of Electrode Configuration on Psychophysical Measures of Channel Interaction in Cochlear Implant Subjects.” Society for Neuroscience, Nov. 8 to 12, 2003 in New Orleans, LA.

Bonham, BH, Snyder, RL, Bierer, J.A.. “Two-tone interactions in the inferior colliculus.” Society for Neuroscience, Nov. 8 to 12, 2003 in New Orleans, LA.

Bierer, J.A., Litvak, L “Effects of Electrode Configuration on Psychophysical Measures of Channel Interaction in Cochlear Implant Subjects.” Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, Aug 17 to 26, 2003 in Pacific Grove, CA.

Snyder, RL, Bonham, BH, Rebscher, SJ, Bierer, J.A.. “Effects of single and multichannel stimulation on spread of activation in the colliculus using a UCSF-type scala tympani electrode.” Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, Aug 17 to 26, 2003 in Pacific Grove, CA.

Bierer, J.A., Snyder, RL, Middlebrooks, JC. “Temporal response properties of inferior colliculus neurons for acoustical and electrical cochlear stimulation.” Assoc. for Research in Otolaryngology Mid-Winter Meeting, January 27-31, 2002 in St. Petersburg Beach, FL.

Bierer, J.A., Snyder, RL, Middlebrooks, JC. “Distribution of cochlear activation monitored by multi-channel inferior colliculus recording.” Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, Aug. 24 to 29, 2001 in Pacific Grove, CA.

Bierer, J.A., Snyder, RL, Middlebrooks, JC. “Patterns of inferior colliculus activity in response to cochlear electrical stimulation.” Assoc. for Research in Otolaryngology Mid-Winter Meeting, February 4-8, 2001 in St. Petersburg Beach, FL.

Middlebrooks, J.C., Arenberg, J.G. “Transmission of temporal information from a cochlear implant to auditory cortex.” 31st Annual Meeting, Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Nov. 4-9, 2000 in New Orleans, LA..

Arenberg, J.G., Middlebrooks, J.C. “Cortical responses to multi-channel cochlear implant stimulation.” Assoc. for Research in Otolaryngology Mid-Winter Meeting, February 20-24, 2000 in St. Petersburg Beach, FL.

Middlebrooks, J.C., Arenberg, J.G. “Cortical phase locking to modulated pulse-train stimulation of a cochlear implant.” Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, August 29 to September 3, 1999 in Pacific Grove, CA.

Arenberg, J.G., Furukawa, S., Middlebrooks, J.C. "Auditory cortical images of cochlear electrical stimulation," Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, August 29 to September 3, 1999 in Pacific Grove, CA.

Arenberg, J.G., Furukawa, S., Middlebrooks, J.C.  “Cortical images of sounds: Influence of center frequency, level and bandwidth,” Assoc. for Research in Otolaryngology Mid-Winter Meeting, February 14-18, 1999 in St. Petersburg Beach, FL.

Arenberg, J.G., Furukawa, S., Middlebrooks, J.C.  “Functional image of the cochlea in the guinea pig auditory cortex,”  28th Annual Meeting, Society for Neuroscience Meeting, October 25-30, 1997 in New Orleans, LA..

Arenberg, J.G., Minoshima, S., Zwolan, T.A., Arts, H.A., Pfingst, B.E.  "Cortical activation patterns with acoustic and electrical stimulation analyzed with positron emission tomography,"  Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, August 16-20, 1997 in Pacific Grove, CA.

Arenberg, I.K., Cabriac, G., Marks, S., Arenberg, J.G., Pfeiffer, P.R., Murray, R.S.  "Cytomegalovirus antibodies in endolymphatic sac biopsies of patients with endolymphatic hydrops and Meniere's disease,"     Immunological Diseases of the Ear Meeting October 24-26, 1996 in Positano, Italy.

Invited research presentations (28)

Bierer, J.A. Cochlear implant programming. NIDCD-Sponsored Research Symposium at the Biennial AG Bell Convention, Denver, CO, June 30-July 3, 2016.

Bierer, J.A. “Optimizing speech perception in cochlear implant listeners.” University of Miami, Department of Otolaryngology Grand Rounds, February 11, 2016.

Bierer, J.A. “Improving speech perception in cochlear implant listeners through advanced programming strategies.” Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, January 27, 2016.

Bierer, J.A., DeVries, L.A., Bierer, S.M., Scheperle, R.A. “Electrically-evoked compound action potentials and what they might tell us about the electrode-neuron interface.” Emerging trends in object measures session at the American Cochlear implant Alliance, Washington, D.C., Oct. 15-17, 2015.

Bierer, J.A., Bierer, S.M., and Litvak, L. “Selecting cochlear implant channels with a good electrode-neuron interface.” California Academy of Audiology, San Jose, CA, Sept. 10-12, 2015.

Bierer, J.A., Shea-Brown, E.T., Bierer, S.M. “Modeling the electrode-neural interface to select cochlear implant channels for programming.” Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, Lake Tahoe, CA, July 13-17, 2015

Bierer, J.A. “Can we use patient-specific settings to optimize cochlear implants for speech perception?” Northwest Auditory and Vestibular meeting, Bloedel Hearing Research Center, Seattle, WA, Oct. 9-10, 2014.

Bierer, J.A. “Can we use patient-specific settings to optimize cochlear implants for speech perception?” University of Minnesota, Dept. of Psychology and Dept. of Speech and Hearing Science, Minneapolis, MN, Sept. 18, 2014.

Bierer, J.A. “A neuroscience approach to improving outcomes in cochlear implant listeners.” Stanford University School of Medicine, Dept. of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Palo Alto, CA, Nov. 5, 2013.

Bierer, J.A. “How focused stimulation might relate to neural viability.” Third annual CRASH meeting, Madison, WI. Nov. 2-3, 2012.

Bierer, J.A. “Using tripolar to identify poor electrodes,” Improving patient specific programming in cochlear implant listeners, University College of London, Ear Institute, March 7, 2012.

Bierer, J.A. “The cochlear implant interface to nearby neurons,” University College of London, Ear Institute, Nov. 18, 2011.

Bierer, J.A. “Assessing the cochlear implant interface to nearby neurons,” University Medical Center of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands, Nov. 11, 2011.

Bierer, J.A., “Assessing the cochlear implant interface to nearby neurons,” MRC Institute for Hearing Research, Nottingham, England, UK, Nov. 1, 2011.

Bierer, J.A., “Identifying poorly functioning cochlear implant channels,” MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, England, UK, Oct. 13, 2011.

Bierer, J.A. “Signal processing and current focusing,” Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, July 24-29, 2011, Pacific Grove, CA.

Bierer, J.A. “Multi-electrode configurations to focus and steer electrical current with cochlear implants” Mid-winter meeting of the Assoc. for Research in Otolaryngology, Baltimore, MD, February 2011.

Bierer, J.A. “Poor electrode-neuron interfaces in cochlear implantees” University of Washington Seminars in Hearing and Communication Sciences (SHACS), May 14, 2010.

Bierer, J.A. “Probing the cochlea with focused electrical stimulation through a cochlear implant” University of Maryland, College Park, October 8, 2009.

Bierer, J.A. “Identifying impaired cochlear implant channels by using the partial-tripolar electrode configuration: Implications for cochlear implant fittings. Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, July 12 – 17, 2009, Lake Tahoe, CA.

Bierer, J.A. “Electrode configuration and placement effects on activation patterns and channel interaction” The 12th International Symposium and Workshops on Inner Ear Medicine and Surgery, Prosper Ménière Society, Zell im Zillertol, Austria, March 9, 2006.

Bierer, J.A. “The tripolar electrode configuration reduces channel interaction” Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, July 30 to Aug 4, 2005, Pacific Grove, CA.

Bierer, J.A. “It can’t hurt to tripolar” University of Washington, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Feb. 9, 2004

Bierer, J.A. “The perceptual effects of electrode configuration on channel interaction” New York University, Dept. of Otolaryngology, New York, NY, Nov. 18, 2004.

Bierer, J.A. “The effects of electrode configuration on channel interaction in cochlear implant subjects” The House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 12, 2004.

Bierer, J.A. “The influence of electrode configuration of physiological and psychophysical measures of channel interaction” Ear Club, Psychology Department at the University of California, Berkeley, CA, Dec. 5, 2003.

Arenberg, J.G., Komjathy, B.S., Quirk, W.S., Seidman, M.D. “Local effects of nitric oxide on vestibular blood flow in the Mongolian gerbil.” Presented at the Prosper Meniere’s Society Meeting on March 18, 1996 in Aspen, Colorado.