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September 2015

Seminars in Hearing Research at Purdue will meet in LYLE 1150 on Thursdays from 10:30-11:20 this semester.

March 2015

We have received a three-year International Project Grant from Action on Hearing Loss (UK).

February 2015

Four presentations from Heinz Lab at the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) meeting.

January 2015

Seminars in Hearing Research at Purdue will meet in LYLE 1150 on Thursdays from 10:30-11:20 this semester.

December 2014

Our R01 grant from NIDCD was renewed to study the neurophysiological and behavioral effects of noise-induced hearing loss in cases of both permanent and temporary threshold shifts.

July/Aug 2014

The lab has moved to Lyles-Porter Hall - new home of SLHS at Purdue.

May 2014

Taylor Remick successfully presented her 3rd-year A.uD. project at the Ringel Symposium.

April 2014

Chris Soverns won the Outstanding First-Year Poster Award in the Interdisciplinary Life Science-PULSe program based on his winter rotation in our lab.

March 2014

Alexa Malaspino has received the 2014 David and Stephen Grubbs Summer Fellowship from the BME department to support her undergraduate research in the lab this summer!

February 2014

Heinz Lab presents 4 posters at ARO.

Sushrut Kale, Christophe Micheyl, and Michael Heinz have their paper Implications of within-fiber temporal coding for perceptual studies of F0-discrimination and discrimination of harmonic and inharmonic tone complexes accepted to JARO!

January 2014

Ken Henry, Sushrut Kale, and Michael Heinz receive word that their paper Noise-induced hearing loss increases the temporal precision of complex envelope coding by auditory-nerve fibers was accepted to Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience!

Seminars in Hearing Research at Purdue will meet in UNIV 317 on Thursdays at 10:30-11:20 this semester.

December 2013

Ann Hickox and Michael Heinz receive funding from American Hearing Research Foundation, for their proposal Behavioral testing for hidden hearing loss in chinchillas: Towards human diagnostics

November 2013

Ziwei Zhong (with Ken Henry and Michael Heinz) has his undergrad project Sensorineural hearing loss amplifies neural coding of envelope information in the central auditory system of chinchillas accepted to Hearing Research. Congrats Ziwei!!

Chris Smalt, Michael Heinz, and Beth Strickland have their paper Modeling the time-varying and level dependent effects of the medial olivocochlear reflex in auditory-nerve responses accepted to JARO!

August 2013

We welcome Mark Sayles, PhD to the lab as a Fulbright Post-doctoral Scholar. Mark is taking a 9-month break from his ENT-surgery residency in the UK to study the effects of cochlear hearing loss on cochlear-nucleus responses.

Seminars in Hearing Research at Purdue will meet in LILY G401 on Thursdays at 10:30-11:20 this semester.

Michael Heinz has been awarded the College of Health and Human Sciences Early Career Research Achievement Award.

February 2013

We welcome Ann Hickox to the lab as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate.¬†Ann comes from the Eaton Peabody Lab in Boston, where she recently defended her dissertation “Noise-induced cochlear neuronal degeneration, and its role in hyperacusis- and tinnitus-like behavior” with Charlie Liberman.

January 2013

Seminars in Hearing Research at Purdue will meet in BRNG 1255 on Thursdays at 10:30-11:20 this semester.

October 2012

Ken Henry's paper entitled "Diminished temporal coding with sensorineural hearing loss emerges in background noise" is published in Nature Neuroscience.

August 2012

Seminars in Hearing Research at Purdue will meet in LILY G-401 on Thursdays at 10:30-11:20 this semester.

February 2012

Ganesh Swaminathan's paper on neural ENV and TFS coding for speech in noise is highlighted in the Journal of Neuroscience.

January 2012

Kenneth Henry has been awarded an F32 NRSA Individual post-doctoral Fellowship from NIH, entitled "Effects of noise-induced and metabolic hearing losses on temporal coding in noise".

December 2011

Ananth Chintanpalli defended his PhD dissertation, entitled "Evaluating the neural basis for concurrent vowel identification in dry and reverberant conditions". Ananth is off to the Medical University of South Carolina for a post-doc.

July 2011

Michael Heinz was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

Sushrut Kale defended his PhD dissertation, "Temporal coding in auditory-nerve fibers following noise-induced hearing loss". He is currently a post-doc at Columbia University.

May 2011

Michael Heinz was elected to a 3-year term as Chair of the Technical Committee on Psychological and Physiological Acoustics in the Acoustical Society of America (ASA).

March 2011

Ryan Scheidt has (at long last) become an official Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco.

November 2010

Michael Heinz was elected Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, for "contributions to understanding the relation between physiology and psychophysics in hearing."

July 2010

Jayaganesh Swaminathan successfully defended his PhD dissertation entitled "The role of envelope and temporal fine structure in the perception of noise degraded speech." Ganesh heads off for a post-doc at MIT.

April 2010

Ananthakrishna Chintanpalli presented his research at the ASA meeting.

February 2010

Sushrut Kale and Jayaganesh Swaminathan presented their research at the ARO midwinter meeting.

December 2009

Jon Boley received an F31 grant to study the effects of WDRC hearing aids on speech coding in noise.

September 2009

We have a new R01 grant to study the effects of sensorineural hearing loss on robust speech coding.

Kim Chamberlain successfully completed her AuD Ringel talk and project.

August 2009

Ryan Scheidt presented the results of his SURF project.

July 2008

Jayaganesh Swaminathan won 2nd-place for his student poster at the ASA meeting.

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