James Madison University

Yingjiu Nie, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

PHOTO: Yingjiu Nie, Ph.D.
  • Office: HBS 1016
  • Phone: 540-568-3867
  • Email: nieyx@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    MSC 4304
    235 Martin Luther King Jr Way
    Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Education

  • University of Minnesota Ph.D in Speech-Language-Hearing Science
  • University of Minnesota M.A. in Communication Disorders
  • Capital University of Medical Sciences, China Master of Medicine (Otology)
  • University of South China, China Bachelor of Medicine

Research and Teaching Areas

  • Speech perception in adults and children with normal hearing and hearing loss
  • Implantable auditory prosthesis
  • Auditory scene analysis
  • Tinnitus
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Auditory and Vestibular System (CSD 512)
  • Audiologic Assessment (CSD 514)
  • Tinnitus and Pharmacology (CSD 550)
  • Cochlear Implants (CSD 720)

Research Laboratory


Current and Ongoing Research Projects

  • Pitch contour perception and sentence recognition in children with cochlear implants and normal hearing
  • The effect of amplitude modulation interference/confusion on speech understanding in noise in children and adults.
  • Auditory stream segregation with cochlear implant processed signals

Publications (last five years)

  • Nie, Y., Davis-Venn, E., Nelson, P., Svec, A. Detection of Frequency-Glides in Gated and Steady Noise by Listeners with Normal Hearing and Sensorineural Hearing Loss (in revision).
  • Nie Y and Nelson PB (2015). Auditory stream segregation using amplitude modulated bandpass noise. Front. Psychol. 6:1151. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg. 2015.01151
  • Nie, Y., Zhang, Y., & Nelson, P. B. (2014). Auditory stream segregation using bandpass noises: evidence from event-related potentials. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 8. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2014.00277.
  • Jin, S., Nie, Y., and Nelson, P. (2013) Masking release and modulation interference in cochlear implant and simulation listeners. American Journal of Audiology, 22(1), 135-146.
  • Nie, Y., Svec, A., Munson, B., and Nelson, P. (2013). The effects of temporal envelope confusion on listeners’ phoneme and word recognition. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics.

Book Chapters:

  • Nie, Y., Chi, Y., Wang, Z. Pediatric Otoacoustic Emission. in Sichang Jiang Ed. Diagnosis and Difference Diagnosis of Otorhinolaryngology-Head-Neck-Surgery (in Chinese). Beijing: Peking Union Medical College Press, 2000, 730-734.
  • Chi Y., Wang, Z., and Nie, Y. Electric Response Audiometry to Pediatric Age Group. in: Sichang Jiang Ed. Diagnosis and Difference Diagnosis of Otorhinolaryngology-Head-Neck-Surgery (in Chinese). Beijing: Peking Union Medical College Press, 2000, 723-729.

National and International Conference Presentations (last five years)


  • Wheeler, H.J.*, & Nie., Y. (2017, July). Build-up Effect of Auditory Stream Segregation Using Amplitude- Modulated Narrowband Noise. Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses. Lake Tahoe, CA.
  • Nie, Y., Matz, A.*, & Wheeler, H.J.* (2017, March). Auditory stream segregation in cochlear implant users: A preliminary report. Poster presentation at the American Auditory Society 2017 Scientific & Technology Meeting. Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Matz, A*. & Nie, Y. (2017, April). The build-up of auditory stream segregation in adult cochlear implant users: Effect of differences in frequency and amplitude-modulation rate. Poster presentation at AudiologyNOW!, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Morikawa, M. *, Nie, Y., & Fu, Q. J. (2016, April). Effects of age and musical experience on melodic contour ID and sentence recognition by children. Poster presented at AudiologyNOW!, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Nie, Y., Davies-Venn, E., and Nelson, P. (2016, March). Reduced masking release revealed in glide detection for hearing-impaired listeners. Podium presentation at the American Auditory Society 2016 Scientific & Technology Meeting. Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Wheeler, H.J.*, Nie, Y., and Matz, A*. (2016, March). Build-up Effect of Auditory Stream Segregation Using Amplitude-Modulated Narrowband Noise. Poster presentation at the American Auditory Society 2016 Scientific & Technology Meeting. Scottsdale, AZ.    
  • Sladen, D. and Nie, Y. (2015). Effect of Directional Microphone Technology on Speech Understanding and Listening Effort Among Adult Cochlear Implant Users. Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses. July 12-17. Lake Tahoe, CA.
  • Nie, Y., Wheeler, H., Short, A., and Harrington, C. (2015). Relative weight of temporal envelopes across speech frequency regions for speech intelligibility in hearing-impaired listeners and cochlear implant users. 169th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, May 18-22. Pittsburg, PA.
  • Davis-Venn, E., Kwan, T., Nie, Y., Zilany, M., and Nelson, P. (2015). Computational auditory model of level effects on spectral resolution. American Auditory Society 2015 Annual Scientific and Technology Conference, March 5-7. Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Nie, Y., Short, A., Wheeler, H., and Harrington, C. (2015). Relative weight of temporal envelope for speech perception across speech frequency regions in children and adults. 2015 Association for Research in Otolaryngology MidWinter Meeting, February 21-25, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Sladen, D. and Nie, Y. (2014). Listening effort among adults with cochlear implants; unilateral vs bilateral/bimodal listening. Midwest Cochlear-Implant Research Symposium, November 7-8, Madison, WI.
  • Sladen, D. and Nie, Y. (2014). Listening effort: Bilateral and bimodal cochlear implant listeners. American Auditory Society 2014 Annual Scientific and Technology Conference, March 6-8. Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Nie, Y., Miller, S., Koerner, T., Zhang, Y., and Nelson, P (2013). Masking release in speech with degraded spectral cues: evidence from event-related potentials. 2013 Conference on  Implantable Auditory Prostheses. July 14-19, Lake Tahoe, CA.
  • Nelson, P., Conger, C., Sullivan, M., and Nie, Y. (2013). User evaluation of a hearing instrument system for noisy conditions. 40th Scientific and Technology Conference of the American Auditory Society, March 7-9. Scottsdale, AZ. 
  • Nelson, P., Gregan, M., Nie, Y., Svec, A., Koerner, T., and Katare, B. (2012). Variability in speech understanding in noise by listeners with hearing loss. 164th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, October 22-26. Kansas City, MO.
  • Nie, Y, Nelson, P., Davis-Venn, E., and Svec, A. (2012). The effects of temporal envelope confusion on release of masking. 163rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. May 13-18. Hong Kong. (Invited presentation).
  • Davis-Venn, E., Nelson, P., and Nie, Y. (2012). Level effect on different measures of spectral resolution for listeners with normal hearing and hearing loss. 39th Scientific and Technology Conference of the American Auditory Society, March 7-9. Scottsdale, AZ.

* denotes student coauthor