B.A. - Psychology, M.A. - Psychology and Neurobiology, Ph. D. - Psychology and Neurobiology, Post-doc - Neurophysiology and animal psychophysics
My research over the past 35 years has focused on auditory prostheses and has included psychophysical, electrophysiological, and speech-recognition research with implanted human subjects as well as psychophysics, electrophysiology and neuroanatomy in animals. I have a close working relationship with several other auditory prosthesis research laboratories at the university and with the clinical cochlear-implant team in our department and am in an excellent environment for translating the results of our research to clinical practice.
Zhou N, Pfingst BE Relationship between multipulse integration and speech recognition with cochlear implants. J Acoust Soc Am 136, 1257-1268, 2014. DOI 10.1121/1.4890640. PMCID: PMC4165232.
Pfingst BE, Colesa DJ, Watts MM, Strahl SB, Garadat SN, Schvartz-Leyzac KC, Budenz CL, Raphael Y, Zwolan TA Importance of cochlear health for implant function. Hear Res, 322, 77-88, 2015. DOI 10.1016/j.heares.2014.09.009. PMCID: PMC4377117.
Budenz CL, Wong HT, Swiderski DL, Shibata SB, Pfingst BE, Raphael Y Differential effects of AAV.BDNF and AAV.Ntf3 in the deafened adult guinea pig ear. Sci Rep, 5, 8619, 2015. DOI: 10.1038/srep08619. PMCID: PMC4081524
Zhou N, Kraft CT, Colesa DJ, Pfingst BE Integration of pulse trains in humans and guinea pigs with cochlear implants. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol, 16, 523-534, 2015. DOI: 10.1007/s10162-015-0521-0. PMCID: PMC4488162.