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Hickox, A.E., Larsen, E., Heinz, M.G., Shinobu, L., and Whitton, J.P., (2017). “Translational issues in cochlear synaptopathy,” Hear. Res., 349, 164-171.

Prendergast, G., Guest, H., Munro, K.J., Kluk, K., Léger, A., Hall, D.A., Heinz, M.G., Plack, C.J. (2017). “Effects of noise exposure on young adults with normal audiograms I: Electrophysiology,” Hear. Res., 344, 68-81.


Rallapalli, V.H., and Heinz, M.G. (2016). “Neural spike-train analyses of the speech-based envelope power spectrum model: Application to predicting individual differences with sensorineural hearing loss,” Trends Hear., 20, 1-14.

Henry, K.S., Kale, S., and Heinz, M.G. (2016). “Distorted tonotopic coding of temporal envelope and fine structure with noise-induced hearing loss,” J. Neurosci., 36, 2227-2237.

Sayles, M., Walls, M.K., and Heinz, M.G. (2016). “Suppression measured from chinchilla auditory-nerve-fiber responses following noise-induced hearing loss: Adaptive-tracking and systems-identification approaches,” Adv. Exp. Med. Biol., 894, 285-295.


Gehlhausen, J.R., Park, S.J., Hickox, A.E., Shew, M., Staser, K., Rhodes, S.D., Menon, K., Lajiness, J.D., Mwanthi, M., Yang, X., Yuan, J., Territo, P., Hutchins, G., Nalepa, G., Yang, F.C., Conway, S.J., Heinz, M.G., Stemmer-Rachamimov, A., Yates, C.W., Clapp, D.W. (2015). “A murine model of neurofibromatosis type 2 that accurately phenocopies human schwannoma formation,” Hum. Mol. Genet., 24, 1-8.


Moon, I.J., Won, J.H., Park, M.H., Ives, D.T., Nie, K., Heinz, M.G., Lorenzi, C., and Rubinstein J.T. (2014). “Optimal combination of neural temporal envelope and fine structure cues to explain speech identification in background noise,” J. Neurosci., 34, 12145-12154.

Kale, S., Micheyl, C. and Heinz, M.G.  (2014). “Implications of within-fiber temporal coding for perceptual studies of F0-discrimination and discrimination of harmonic and inharmonic tone complexes,” J. Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., 15, 465-482.

Henry, K.S., Kale, S., and Heinz, M.G. (2014). “Noise-induced hearing loss increases the temporal precision of complex envelope coding by auditory-nerve fibers,” Front. Syst. Neurosci., 8, 20. (Invited Review).

Smalt, C., Heinz, M.G., and Strickland, E. A. (2014). “Modeling the time-varying and level dependent effects of the medial olivocochlear reflex in auditory-nerve responses,” J. Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., 15, 159-173.

Zhong, Z., Henry, K.S., and Heinz, M.G. (2014). “Sensorineural hearing loss amplifies neural coding of envelope information in the central auditory system of chinchillas,” Hear. Res., 309, 55-62.


Chintanpalli, A., and Heinz, M.G. (2013). “The use of confusion patterns to evaluate the neural basis for concurrent vowel identification,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 134, 2988-3000.

Kale, S., Micheyl, C., and Heinz, M.G. (2013). “Effects of sensorineural hearing loss on temporal coding of harmonic and inharmonic tone complexes in the auditory nerve,” Adv. Exp. Med. Bio., 787, 109-118.

Henry, K.S., and Heinz, M.G. (2013). “Effects of sensorineural hearing loss on temporal coding of narrowband and broadband signals in the auditory periphery,” Hear. Res., 303, 39-47 (Invited Review).


Henry, K.S., and Heinz, M.G. (2012). “Diminished temporal coding with sensorineural hearing loss emerges in background noise,” Nat. Neurosci., 15, 1362-1364.

Heinz, M.G. (2012). “Physiological correlates of perceptual deficits following sensorineural hearing loss,” Acoustics Today, 8, 34-40.

Heinz, M.G. (2012). Intensity coding throughout the auditory system. In K.L. Tremblay and R.F. Burkard (Eds.) Translational Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience: Normal Aspects of Hearing, Plural Publishing, pp. 349-386.

Kale, S. and Heinz, M.G. (2012). “Temporal modulation transfer functions measured from auditory-nerve responses following sensorineural hearing loss,” Hear. Res., 286, 64-75.

Swaminathan, J. and Heinz, M.G. (2012). “Psychophysiological analyses demonstrate the importance of neural envelope coding for speech perception in noise,” J. Neurosci, 32, 1747-1756.

Chintanpalli, A., Jennings, S.G., Heinz, M.G., and Strickland, E. A. (2012). “Modeling the anti-masking effects of the olivocochlear reflex in auditory-nerve responses to tones in noise,” J. Assoc. Res. Otolaryngology., 13: 219-235.


Bidelman, G.M. and Heinz, M.G. (2011). “Auditory-nerve responses predict pitch attributes related to musical consonance and dissonance for normal and impaired hearing,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 130, 1488-1502.

Henry, K.S., Kale, S., Scheidt, R.E., and Heinz, M.G. (2011). “Auditory brainstem responses predict auditory nerve fiber thresholds and frequency selectivity in hearing impaired chinchillas,” Hear. Res., 280, 236-244.

Swaminathan, J. and Heinz, M.G. (2011). “Predicted effects of sensorineural hearing loss on across-fiber envelope coding in the auditory nerve,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 129, 4001-4013.

Jennings, S.G., Heinz, M.G., and Strickland, E.A. (2011). “Evaluating adaptation and olivocochlear efferent feedback as potential explanations of psychophysical overshoot,” J. Assoc. Res. Otolaryngology, 12, 345-360.  


Scheidt, R.E., Kale, S. and Heinz, M.G. (2010). “Noise-induced hearing loss alters the temporal dynamics of auditory-nerve responses,” Hear. Res., 269, 23-33.

Kale, S. and Heinz, M.G. (2010). “Envelope coding in auditory nerve fibers following noise-induced hearing loss,” J. Assoc. Res. Otolaryngology, 11, 657-673.

Heinz, M.G., Swaminathan, J., Boley, J.D., and Kale, S. (2010). "Across-fiber coding of temporal fine-structure: Effects of noise-induced hearing loss on auditory-nerve responses," In: E.A. Lopez-Poveda, A.R. Palmer, and R. Meddis (Eds.), The Neurophysiological Bases of Auditory Perception, New York: Springer, pp. 621-630.

Heinz, M.G. (2010). "Computational modeling of sensorineural hearing loss," In R. Meddis, E.A. Lopez-Poveda, R.R. Fay, A.N. Popper (Eds.), Computational Models of the Auditory System [Springer Handbook of Auditory Research (SHAR)], Springer, New York, pp. 177-202.


Heinz, M.G. and Swaminathan, J. (2009). "Quantifying envelope and fine-structure coding auditory-nerve responses to chimaeric speech," J. Assoc. Res. Otolaryngology, 10, 407-423.

Florentine, M. and Heinz, M.G. (2009) "Audition: Loudness," In: E.B. Goldstein ed., Encyclopedia of Perception. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, pp. 145-151.

Jennings, S.G., Strickland, E.A., and Heinz, M.G. (2009). "Precursor Effects on Behavioral Estimates of Frequency Selectivity and Gain in Forward Masking," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 125, 2172-2181. Full Text


Chintanpalli, A., and Heinz, M.G. (2007). "The effect of auditory-nerve response variability on estimates of tuning curves," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 122, EL203-EL209. Full Text

Heinz, M.G. (2007). "Spatiotemporal encoding of vowels in noise studied with the responses of individual auditory nerve fibers," In B. Kollmeier, G. Klump, V. Hohmann, U. Langemann, M. Mauermann, S. Uppenkamp and J. Verhey (Eds.), Hearing: From Sensory Processing to Perception. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, pp 107-115. Full Text


Heinz, M.G., Issa, J.B., and Young, E.D. (2005). "Auditory-nerve rate responses are inconsistent with common hypotheses for the neural correlates of loudness recruitment", J. Assoc. Res. Otolaryngology 6, 91-105. Full Text

Heinz, M.G., Scepanovic, D., Issa, J., Sachs, M.B., and Young, E.D. (2005). "Normal and impaired level encoding: Effects of noise-induced hearing loss on auditory-nerve responses", In D. Pressnitzer, A. de Cheveigne, S. McAdams, L. Collet (Eds.) Auditory Signal Processing: Physiology, Psychoacoustics and Models. New York: Springer. Full Text


Heinz, M.G., and Young, E.D. (2004). "Response Growth With Sound Level in Auditory-Nerve Fibers After Noise-Induced Hearing Loss", J. Neurophysiol. 91, 784-795. Full Text


Colburn, H.S., Carney, L.H., and Heinz, M.G. (2003). "Quantifying the information in auditory-nerve responses for level discrimination", J. Assoc. Res. Otolaryngology, 4, 294-311. Full Text


Heinz, M.G., Colburn, H.S., and Carney, L.H. (2002). "Quantifying the implications of nonlinear cochlear tuning for auditory-filter estimates", J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 111, 996-1011. Full Text

Carney, L.H., Heinz, M.G., Evilsizer, M.E., Gilkey, R.H., and Colburn, H.S. (2002). "Auditory phase opponency: A temporal model for masked detection at low frequencies", Acustica - Acta Acustica 88, 334-347. Full Text

Formby, C., Heinz, M.G., and Aleksandrovsky, I.V. (2002). "Temporal integration of sinusoidal increments in the absence of absolute energy cues", J. Speech Lang. Hear. Res. 45, 1285-1296. Full Text


Heinz, M.G., Colburn, H.S., and Carney, L.H. (2001). "Rate and timing cues associated with the cochlear amplifier: Level discrimination based on monaural cross-frequency coincidence detection", J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 110, 2065-2084. Full Text

Heinz, M.G., Colburn, H.S., and Carney, L.H. (2001). "Evaluating auditory performance limits: I. One-parameter discrimination using a computational model for the auditory nerve", Neural Computation 13, 2273-2316 Full Text

Heinz, M.G., Colburn, H.S., and Carney, L.H. (2001). "Evaluating auditory performance limits: II. One-parameter discrimination with random level variation", Neural Computation 13, 2317-2339 Full Text

Heinz, M.G., Zhang, X., Bruce, I.C., and Carney, L.H. (2001). "Auditory-nerve model for predicting performance limits of normal and impaired listeners", Acoustic Research Letters Online 2, 91-96. Full Text | Model code available | Also see Carney website

Zhang, X., Heinz, M.G., Bruce, I.C., and Carney, L.H. (2001). "A phenomenological model for the responses of auditory-nerve fibers: I. Nonlinear tuning with compression and suppression", J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 109, 648-670. Full Text | Model code available | Also see Carney website


Heinz, M.G., and Formby, C. (1999). "Detection of time- and band-limited increments and decrements in a random-level noise", J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 106, 313-326 Full Text


Heinz, M.G., Goldstein, M.H. Jr., and Formby, C. (1996). "Temporal gap detection thresholds in sinusoidal markers simulated with a multi-channel, multi-resolution model of the auditory periphery", Aud. Neurosci. 3, 35-56 Abstract


Formby, C., Heinz, M.G., Luna, C.E., and Shaheen, M.K. (1994). "Masked detection thresholds and temporal integration for noise band signals", J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 96, 102-114. Full Text

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