Publications

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Dong. L., Mathews, J., Zhou. N. (2017). Examining spatial neural excitation patterns with varying stimulation rate in cochlear implant users. In preparation.

Zhou. N., Mathews, J., Dong. L. (2017). Pulse rate discrimination improves with spatial broadening of neural excitation in cochlear implant users. In preparation.

Zhou. N. (2017). Longitudinal effect of deactivating stimulation sites based on low-rate thresholds on speech recognition in cochlear implant users. Trends in Hearing, under review.

Zhou. N., Cadmus. M., Dong. L., Mathews, J. (2017). Amplitude modulation detection thresholds in cochlear implant users depend on spatial selectivity of neural excitation. Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, in revision.

Tao. D., Liu. J., Yang, Z., Wilson. B. S., Zhou. N. (2017). Bilaterally combined electric and acoustic hearing in Mandarin-speaking listeners:  The population with poor residual hearing.  Trends in Hearing, in revision.

Zhou. N.,  Dong. L. Hang. M. (2017). Evaluating multipulse integration as a neural-health correlate in human cochlear-implant users: Effects of stimulation mode. Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, published first online. DOI: 10.1007/s10162-017-0643-7 PDF

Zhou. N. (2017). Deactivating stimulation sites based on low-rate thresholds improves spectral ripple and speech reception thresholds in cochlear implant users. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141, EL243-248. PDF

Zhou. N.,  Dong. L. (2017). Evaluating multipulse integration as a neural-health correlate in human cochlear-implant users: Relationship to psychometric functions for detection. Trends in Hearing, 21, 1-12. PDF

Zhou. N. (2016). Monopolar detection thresholds predict spatial selectivity of neural excitation in cochlear implants: implications for speech recognition. PLoS One, 11, e0165476. PDF

Zhou, N., Pfingst, B. E. (2016b). Evaluating multipulse integration as a neural-health correlate in human cochlear-implant users: Relationship to spatial selectivity. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140, 1537–1547. PDF

Zhou, N., Pfingst, B. E. (2016a). Evaluating multipulse integration as a neural-health correlate in human cochlear-implant users: Relationship to forward-masking recovery. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 139, EL70-75. PDF

Zhou, N., Kraft, C.T., Colesa, D.J., Pfingst, B. E. (2015). Integration of pulse trains in humans and guinea pigs with cochlear implants. Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 16, 523-34. PDF

Pfingst, B.E., Zhou, N., Colesa, D.J., Watts, M.M., Strahl, S.B., Garadat, S.N., Schvartz-Leyzac, K.C., Budez, C.L., Raphasel, Y., Zwolan, T.A. (2015). Importance of cochlear health for implant function. Hearing Research, 332, 77-88. PDF (SI Lasker Award)

Zhou, N., Pfingst, B. E. (2014). Relationship between multipulse integration and speech recognition with cochlear implants. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 136,1257-1268. PDF

Zhou, N., & Pfingst, B.E. (2014). Effects of site-specific level adjustment on speech recognition in cochlear implant users. Ear and Hearing, 35, 30-40. PDF

Zhou, N., & Xu, L. (2013). Melody recognition in dichotic listening with or without frequency-place mismatch. Ear and Hearing, 35, 379-382. PDF

Liu, Q., Zhou, N., Berger, B., Huang, D., & Xu, L. (2013). A comparative study of Mandarin consonant contrast recognition among children with cochlear implants or hearing aids, and normal-hearing children. Otology and Neurotology, 34, 471-476. PDF

Zhou, N., Huang, J., Chen, X., & Xu, L. (2013). Relationship between tone perception and production in prelingually-deafended children with cochlear implants. Otology and Neurotology, 34, 499-506. PDF

Feng, Y., Xu, L., Zhou, N., Yang, G., Yin, S. (2012).  The recognition of sine-wave Mandarin Chinese in normal-hearing listeners. Chinese Journal of Otology, 10, 178-181. PDF

Zhou, N., & Pfingst, B.E. (2012). Psychophysically-based site selection coupled with dichotic stimulation improves speech recognition in noise with bilateral cochlear implants. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 132, 994-1008. PDF

Feng. Y., Xu, L., Zhou, N., Yang, G., Yin. S. (2012). Sine-wave speech recognition in tonal language. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 131, EL133-EL138. PDF

Zhou, N., & Xu, L. Pfingst, B. E. (2012). Characteristics of detection thresholds and maximum comfortable loudness levels as a function of pulse rate in human cochlear implant users. Hearing Research, 284, 25-32. PDF

Pfingst, B. E. Bowling, S., Colesa, J. D., Garadat, N. S., Raphael, Y., Shibata, S., Strahl, S., Su, L. G., Zhou, N. (2011). Cochlear infrastructure for electrical hearing. Hearing Research, 281, 65-73. PDF

Xu, L., Chen, X., Lu, H., Zhou, N., Wang, S., Liu, Q., Li, Y., et al. (2011). Tone perception and production in pediatric cochlear implants users. Acta Oto-Laryngologica, 131, 395-398. PDF

Wang, W., Zhou, N., & Xu, L. (2011). Musical and lexical tone perception with cochlear implants. International Jounal of Audiology, 50, 270-278. PDF

Zhou, N., & Xu, L. (2010). The effects of frequency-place mismatch on consonant confusion. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 128, 401-409. PDF

Xu, L., Zhou, N., Chen, X., Li, Y., Zhao, X., & Han, D. (2009). Vocal singing in prelingually-deafended children with cochlear implants. Hearing Research, 255, 129-134. PDF

Han, D., Liu, B., Zhou, N., Chen, X., Kong, Y., Liu, H., Zheng, Y., & Xu, L.  (2009). Lexical tone perception with HiResolution® 120 speech-processing strategy in Mandarin-Speaking children. Ear and Hearing, 30, 169-177. PDF

Xu, L., Zhou, N., Brashears, R., Rife, K. (2008). Relative contributions of spectral and temporal cues for phoneme recognition in patients with sensorineural hearing loss. Journal of Otology, 3, 84-91. PDF

Zhou, N., Zhang, W., Lee, C.-Y., & Xu, L. (2008). Lexical tone recognition by an artificial neural network. Ear and Hearing, 29, 326-335. PDF

Zhou, N., & Xu, L. (2008). Lexical tone recognition with spectrally mismatched envelopes. Hearing Research, 46, 36-43. PDF

Zhou, N., & Xu, L. (2008). Development and evaluation of methods for assessing tone production skills in Mandarin-speaking children with cochlear implants. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123, 1653-1664. PDF

Han, D., Zhou, N., Li, Y., Chen, X., Zhao, X., & Xu, L. (2007). Tone production of Mandarin-Chinese-speaking children with cochlear implants. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 71, 875-880. PDF

Xu, L., Chen, X., Zhou, N., Li, Y., Zhao, X., & Han, D. (2007). Recognition of lexical tone production of children with an artificial neural network. Acta Oto-Laryngologica, 127, 365-369. PDF

Xu, L., Zhang, W., Zhou, N., Lee, C.-Y., Li, Y., Chen, X., & Zhao, X. (2006). Mandarin Chinese tone recognition with an artificial neural network. Journal of Otology, 1, 30-34. PDF