PHOTO: Yingjiu Nie, Ph.D.

Yingjiu Nie, Ph.D.

Associate Professor



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
  • 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

  • Audiologists’ practices in cochlear implant services
  • Speech perception in noisy environments by children: Effects of peripheral and central factors
  • Auditory stream segregation with cochlear implant processed signals

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Browning*, L., Nie, Y., Rout, A., & Heiner, M. (2020). Audiologists’ preferences in programming cochlear implants: A preliminary report. Cochlear Implants International, 1–13. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/14670100.2019.1708553.
  • Nie, Y., Galvin (Jr III), J., Morikawa*, M., Andre*, V., Wheeler*, H., and Fu, QJ. (2018). Music and speech perception in children using sung speech. Trends In Hearing, 22, 1-16. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/2331216518766810.
  • Sladen†, D. P., Nie, Y., & Berg, K. (2018). Investigating speech recognition and listening effort with different device configurations in adult cochlear implant users. Cochlear Implants International, 19(3), 119-130. doi: 10.1080/14670100.2018.1424513
  • 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)


  • Nie, Y., André*, V., & Whitney*, V. (2019, March). Musician advantage on children’s perception of speech in noise. Poster presentation at the American Auditory Society 2019 Scientific & Technology Meeting. Scottsdale, AZ.  
  • Browning*, L., Nie, Y., Rout, A., & Heiner, M. (2018, April). Audiologists’ preferences in programming cochlear implants. Poster presentation at AudiologyNOW!, Nashville, TN.
  • Andre*, V. & Nie, Y. (2018, April). Music and speech perception in children using sung speech: Effects of neurocognitive factors. Poster presentation at AudiologyNOW!, Nashville, TN.
  • Browning*, L., Nie, Y., Rout, A., & Heiner, M. (2018, March). Audiologists’ preferences in programming cochlear implants: A preliminary report. Highlighted poster presentation at CI2018 DC Emerging Issues In Cochlear Implantation. Washington, D.C.
  • Nie, Y., Moody-Antonio, S., Hatch, D., & Wheeler* H.J. (2018, March). Melodic contour identification and sentence recognition by prelingually-deafened cochlear implant users: A preliminary report using sung speech. Poster presentation at CI2018 DC Emerging Issues In Cochlear Implantation. Washington, D.C.
  • 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.

* denotes student coauthor
denotes corresponding author