Clinical Psychoacoustics Laboratory

Biographical Sketch

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David A. Nelson, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus

396 UMHC Rm 8-323 PWB
410 Delaware St. SE.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: (651) 674-4224
Fax: (612) 625-2101
Email: dan@umn.edu


Education:

Institution
   
Degree
   
Year
   
Field of Study
St. Olaf College B.A. 1963 Speech
University of Minnesota M.A. 1968 Audiology
University of Minnesota Ph.D. 1970 Hearing Science

Research and Professional Experience:

1963-1965 Research Assistant, Dept Otolaryngology, University of Minnesota
1965-1967 Audiologist, Dept Otolaryngology, University of Minnesota
1965-1970 Research Fellow, Dept Otolaryngology, University of Minnesota (W.D. Ward)
1970-1972 Research Associate, Dept Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh (R.C. Bilger)
1972-1977 Assistant Professor, Dept Otolaryngology and Dept Communication Disorders U/Minn
1977-1987 Associate Professor, Dept Otolaryngology and Dept Communication Disorders U/Minn
1987......... Visiting Professor, Institute for Electroacoustics, Technical University of Munich, Germany (E. Zwicker)
1987-2005 Professor, Dept Otolaryngology and Dept Communication Disorders U/Minn
2005-____ Professor Emeritus, Dept Otolaryngology and Dept Communication Disorders U/Minn

Publications:

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KREFT, H.A., OXENHAM, A.J. and NELSON, D.A. (2009). “Modulation rate discrimination using transposed and sinusoidally amplitude modulated stimuli in cochlear-implant users," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., (in press).
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NELSON, D.A., DONALDSON, G.S. and KREFT, H.A. (2008). “Forward-masked spatial tuning curves in cochlear implant users,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 123, 1522-1543.
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KREFT, H.A., DONALDSON, G.S. and NELSON, D.A. (2004). “Effects of pulse rate and electrode array design on intensity coding in Clarion cochlear-implant users,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 116, 2258-2268.
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KREFT, H.A., DONALDSON, G.S. and NELSON, D.A. (2004). “Effects of pulse rate on threshold and dynamic range in clarion cochlear-implant users,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 115, 1885-1888.
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NELSON, D.A. and SCHRODERr, A.C. (2004). “Peripheral compression as a function of stimulus level and frequency region in normal-hearing ears,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 115, 2221-2233.
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NELSON, P.B., JIN, S-H., CARNEY, A.E. and NELSON, D.A. (2003). “Understanding speech in modulated interference: Cochlear implant users and normal-hearing listeners,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 113, 961-968.
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MUNSON, B., DONALDSON, G.S., ALLEN, S., COLLISON, E.A. and NELSON, D.A. (2003). “Patterns of phoneme perception errors by listeners with cochlear implants as a function of overall speech perception ability,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 113, 925-935.
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NELSON, D.A. and DONALDSON, G.S. (2002). “Psychophysical recovery from pulse-train forward masking in electric hearing," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 112, 2932-2947.
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NELSON, D.A. and SCHRODER, A.C. (2001). "A new procedure for estimating peripheral compression in normal-hearing and hearing-impaired ears," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 110, 2045-2064.
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NELSON, D.A., and DONALDSON, G.S. (2001). "Psychophysical recovery from single-pulse forward masking in electric hearing," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 109, 2921-2933.
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WOJTCZAK, M., SCHRODER, A.C, KONG, Y-Y., and NELSON, D.A. (2001). "The effect of BM nonlinearity on the shapes of masking period patterns in normal and impaired hearing," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 109, 1571-1586.
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DONALDSON, G.S. and NELSON, D.A. (2000). "Place-pitch sensitivity and its relation to consonant recognition by cochlear implant listeners using the MPEAK and SPEAK speech processing strategies." J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 107, 1645-1658.
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DONALDSON, G.S., VIEMEISTER, N.F. and NELSON, D.A. (1997). "Psychometric functions and temporal integration in electric hearing," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 101, 3706-3721.
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NELSON,D.A. and SCHRODER, A.C. (1997). "Linearized response growth inferred from growth-of-masking slopes in ears with cochlear hearing loss," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 101, 2186-2201.
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NELSON, D.A. and SCHRODER, A.C. (1996). "Release from upward spread of masking in regions of high-frequency hearing loss," J. Acoust. Soc. Am.,100, 2266-2277.
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NELSON, D.A., SCHMITZ, J.L., DONALDSON, G.S., VIEMEISTER, N.F. and JAVEL, E. (1996). "Intensity discrimination as a function of stimulation level with electrical stimulation," J. Acoust. Soc. Am.,100, 2393-2414.
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NELSON, D.A. and ZHOU, J.Z. (1996). "Constant-criterion distortion-product otoacoustic emission thresholds with spectral-averaging and time-averaging procedures," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 99, 468-474.
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NELSON, D.A. and SWAIN, A.C. (1996). "Temporal resolution within the upper accessory excitation of a masker," Acustica, 82, 328-334.
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NELSON, D.A. and SCHRODER, A.C. (1995). "Critical bandwidth for phase discrimination in hearing-impaired listeners," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 98, 1969-1976.
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NELSON, D.A., VAN TASSEL, D.J., SCHRODER, A.C., LEE, A.M., SOLI, S. and LEVINE, S. (1995). "Electrode ranking of 'place pitch' and speech recognition in electrical hearing," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 98, 1987-1999.
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SCHRODER, A.C., VIEMEISTER, N.F. and NELSON, D.A. (1994). "Pure-tone intensity discrimination in hearing-impaired and normal-hearing listeners," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 96, 2683-2693.
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NELSON, D.A. (1994). "Level dependent critical bandwidth for phase discrimination," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 95, 1514-1524.
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MARGOLIS, R.H. and NELSON, D.A. (1993). "Acute otitis media with transient sensorineural hearing loss, a case study," Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, 118, 682-686.
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VAN TASELL, D.J., GREENFIELD, D.G., LOGEMANN, J.L. and NELSON, D.A. (1992). "Temporal cues for consonant recognition: training, talker generalization, and use in evaluation of cochlear implants," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 92, 1247-1257.
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NELSON, D.A. and KIMBERLEY, B.P. (1992). "Distortion product emissions and auditory sensitivity in human ears with normal hearing and cochlear hearing loss," J. Speech Hearing Res., 35, 1142-1159.
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NELSON, D.A. (1991). "High-level psychophysical tuning curves: forward masking in normal-hearing and hearing- impaired listeners," J. Speech Hearing Res., 34, 1233-1249.
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FREYMAN, R.L. and NELSON, D.A. (1991). "Frequency discrimination as a functionof signal frequency and level in normal-hearing and hearing-impaired listeners," J. Speech Hearing Res., 34, 1371-1386.
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NELSON, D.A. and FORTUNE, T.W. (1991b). "High-Level psychophysical tuning curves: simultaneous masking with different noise bandwidths," J. Speech Hearing Res., 34, 374-378.
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NELSON, D.A. and FORTUNE, T.W. (1991a). "High-Level psychophysical tuning curves: simultaneous masking by pure tones and 100-Hz wide noise bands," J. Speech Hearing Res., 34, 360-373.
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NELSON, D.A., CHARGO, S.J., KOPUN, J.G., and FREYMAN, R.L. (1990). "Effects of stimulus level on forward-masked psychophysical tuning curves in quiet and in noise," J. Acoust. Soc. Amer., 88, 2143-2151.
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KIMBERLEY, B.P. and NELSON, D.A. (1989). "Cochlear emissions and sensorineural hearing loss." J. Otolaryngology, 18:7, 365-369.
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NELSON, D.A. and PAVLOV, R. (1989). "Auditory time constants for off-frequency forward masking in normal- hearing and hearing-impaired listeners," J. Speech Hearing Res., 32, 298-306.
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KIMBERLEY, B.P., LEE, A., SCHELLER, L., LEVINE, S., ADAMS, G. and NELSON, D.A.(1989). "Cochlear- implant hearing performance at the University of Minnesota," J. of Otolaryngology, 18, 24-27.
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KIMBERLEY, B.P., NELSON, D.A., and BACON, S.P. (1989). "Temporal overshoot in simultaneous-masked psychophysical tuning curves from normal and hearing-impaired listeners," J. Acoust. Soc. Amer., 85, 1660-1665.
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FREYMAN, R.L. and NELSON, D.A. (1987). "Frequency discrimination for short- vs long-duration tones by normal and hearing-impaired listeners," J. Speech Hearing Res., 30, 28-36.
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NELSON, D.A. and FREYMAN, R.L. (1987). "Temporal resolution in sensorineural hearing-impaired listeners," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 81, 709-720.
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FREYMAN, R.L. and NELSON, D.A. (1986). "Frequency discrimination as a function of tonal duration and excitation-pattern slopes in normal and hearing-impaired listeners," J. Acoust. Soc. Amer., 79, 1034-1044.
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NELSON, D.A. and FREYMAN, R.L. (1986). "Psychometric functions for frequency discrimination from listeners with sensorineural hearing loss," J. Acoust. Soc. Amer., 79, 799-805.
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WAKEFIELD, G.A. and NELSON, D.A. (1985). "Extension of a temporal model offrequency discrimination: Intensity effects in normal and hearing-impaired listeners," J. Acoust. Soc. Amer., 77, 613-619.
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NELSON, D.A. and FREYMAN, R.L. (1984). "Broadened forward-masked tuning curves from intense masking tones: delay-time and probe-level manipulations," J. Acoust. Soc. Amer. 75, 1570-1577.
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NELSON, D.A., STANTON, M.E. and FREYMAN, R.L. (1983). "A general equation describing frequency discrimination as a function of frequency and sensation level," J. Acoust. Soc. Amer., 73, 2117-2123.
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TURNER, C.W., BURNS, E.M. and NELSON, D.A. (1983). "Pure-tone pitch perception and low-frequency hearing loss," J. Acoust. Soc. Amer., 73, 966-975.
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CARNEY, A.E. and NELSON, D.A. (1983). "An analysis of psychophysical tuning curves in normal and pathological ears," J. Acoust. Soc. Amer., 73, 268-278.
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SANTI, P.A., RUGGERO, M.A., NELSON, D.A. and TURNER, C.W. (1982). "Kanamycin and bumetanide ototoxicity: Anatomical, physiological and behavioral correlates," Hearing Res., 7:261-279.
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STANTON, M.E. and NELSON, D.A. (1982). "Frequency discrimination at 1200 Hz in the presence of high- frequency masking noise," J. Acoust. Soc. Amer., 71, 660-664.
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TURNER, C.W. and NELSON, D.A. (1982). "Frequency discrimination in regions of normal and impaired sensitivity," J. Speech Hearing Res., 25:34-41.
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NELSON, D.A. (1980). "Comment on: 'The use of psychophysical tuning curves to measure frequency selectivity.' (D.L. Weber, D. Johnson-Davies and R.D. Patterson)," In Psych. Physiol. and Behav. Studies in Hearing. G. van den Brink and F.A. Bilsen (eds.), Delft University Press, p. 116.
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NELSON, D.A. and TURNER, C.W. (1980). "Decay of masking and frequency resolution in sensorineural hearing-impaired listeners," In Psych. Physiol.and Behav. Studies of Hearing. G. van den Brink and F.A. Bilsen (eds.) Delft University Press, pp. 175-182.
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NELSON, D.A. (1979). "Two-tone masking and auditory critical bandwidth," Audiology 18, 279-306.
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NELSON, D.A. and KEISTER, T.E. (1978). "Frequency discrimination in the chinchilla," J. Acoust. Soc. Amer. 64, 114-126.
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NELSON, D.A., KIESTER, T.E., TURNER, C.W. and WARD, W.D. (1977). "Automated conditioned-avoidance audiometry in the chinchilla," J. Aud. Res., 16:193-221.
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NELSON, D.A. and BILGER, R.C. (1974). "Octave masking in normal hearing listeners," J. Speech Hearing Res., 17(2):223-251.
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NELSON, D.A. and BILGER, R.C. (1974). "Octave masking in listeners with sensorineural hearing loss," J. Speech Hearing Res., 17(2):252-278.
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NELSON, D.A. and LASSMAN, F.M. (1972). "Combined effects of recovery period and stimulus intensity on the human auditory-evoked vertex response," J. Speech Hearing Res., 16(2), 297-308.
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NELSON, D.A. (1971). "Human auditory electrical responses," 1970 Reviews of Scientific Literature W.D. Ward, ed., (Amer. Acad. Ophth. Otol., Rochester, Minn.) p. 81-97.
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WARD, W.D. and NELSON, D.A. (1970). "On the equal-energy hypothesis relative to damage-risk criteria in the chinchilla," Occupational Hearing Loss, D.W. Robinson, ed. (Academic Press, New York), p. 225-232.
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NELSON, D.A. and CHAIKLIN, J.B. (1970). "Writedown versus talk back scoring procedures in speech discriminaton testing," J. Speech Hearing Res., 13, 645-654.
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SPEAKS, C.S., NELSON, D.A. and WARD, W.D. (1970). "The role of rock-and-role music and hearing loss," J. Occupational Medicine, 12, 216-219.
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NELSON, D.A., LASSMAN, F.M. and HOEL, R.L. (1969). "The effects of variable-interval and fixed- interval signal presentation schedules on the auditory evoked response," J. Speech Hearing Res., 12(1), 199-209.
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NELSON, D.A. and LASSMAN, F.M. (1968). "Effects of intersignal interval on the human auditory evoked response," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 44(6), 1529-1532.
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NELSON, D.A. (1967). "Negligible effect of the acoustic reflex on suprathreshold loudness tracking of interrupted and continuous pure tones," J. Auditory Res., 7, 425-434.

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