Christopher Brown

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Science and Disorders

Current Research

Chris Brown is interested in psychoacoustics, speech understanding in the presence of background noise, hearing impairment and cochlear implant processing. He teaches hearing science courses at the PhD, AuD and undergrad levels. 


Selected Recent Publications

Spencer, N.J., Helms Tillery, K., and Brown, C.A. (in press). Effects of dynamic-range compression on sentence intelligibility with a speech masker in simulated cochlear implant listening. Ear & Hearing.

Brown C.A., Helms Tillery, K., Apoux, F., Doyle, N.M., Bacon, S.P. (2015). Shifting fundamental frequency in simulated electric-acoustic listening: Effects of F0 variation. Ear & Hearing, 37, 18-25.

Brown, C.A. and Yost, W.A. (2015). Spectral overlap and interaural time difference sensitivity: Possible role of binaural interference. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137, 374-380.

Brown, C.A. (2014). Binaural enhancement for bilateral cochlear implant users. Ear & Hearing, 35, 580-584.

Dorman, M.F., Loiselle, L., Stohl, J., Yost, W.A., Spahr, A., Brown, C.A., and Cook, S. (2014). Interaural level differences and sound source localization for bilateral cochlear implant patients. Ear & Hearing.

Brown, C.A. and Yost, W.A. (2013). Interaural time processing when stimulus bandwidth differs at the two ears. In Basic Aspects of Hearing: Physiology and Perception (eds. Moore, B.C.J., Patterson, R.D., Winter, I., Carlyon, R.P., and Gockel, H.E.), Springer, New York. Peer-reviewed chapter. PMID: 23716230.

Dorman, M.F., Spahr, A., Loiselle, L., Zhang, T., Cook, S., Brown, C.A., and Yost, W.A. (2013). Localiza- tion and speech understanding by a patient with bilateral cochlear implants and bilateral hearing preservation. Ear & Hearing, 34, 245-248. PMID: 23183045.

Yost, W.A., Loiselle, L., Dorman, M.F., Burns, J. and Brown, C.A., and (2013). Sound source localization of filtered noises by listeners with normal hearing: A statistical analysis. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 133, 2876-2882. PMID: 23654393.

Yost, W.A., and Brown, C.A. (2013). Localizing the Sources of Two Independent Noises: Role of Time Varying Amplitude Differences. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 133, 2301-2313. PMID: 23556597.