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Kathleen F Faulkner

Kathleen F Faulkner
Oticon

Ph.D.

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15
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Additional affiliations
October 2019 - present
Oticon Medical
Position
  • Clinical Research Study Coordinator
August 2015 - July 2019
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
June 2012 - August 2015
Indiana University Bloomington
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Education
August 2005 - March 2012
University of Washington Seattle
Field of study
  • Audiology
August 2002 - June 2004
Washington University in St. Louis
Field of study
  • Audiology

Publications

Publications (15)
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A degraded speech signal is likely to challenge novel word detection by enhancing the lexical competition between the new input and other phonemically-close words, but also to challenge the assimilation of novel words by increasing the cognitive load required to maintain the uncertain word-forms in working memory while learning occurs. In this stud...
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Phonological perception is flexible to input variability, enabling word recognition even in unfavorable listening conditions. Nevertheless, the perception of a categorical change in a phoneme can determine a word’s lexical value and meaning, to a degree that the detection of nonwords is undermined when the input lacks certain acoustic cues. Pupillo...
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We aimed to investigate role of phonemic discrimination on the recognition of nonwords and on the novel word learning rate in the Danish language, under a degraded speech condition. Results from a pilot study with NH adults is presented, as the first step of validation of the research protocol.
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Many post-lingually deafened cochlear implant (CI) users report that they no longer enjoy listening to music, which could possibly contribute to a perceived reduction in quality of life. One aspect of music perception, vocal timbre perception, may be difficult for CI users because they may not be able to use the same timbral cues available to norma...
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Background: Research has shown that hearing aid acceptance is closely related to how well an individual tolerates background noise, regardless of improved speech understanding in background noise. The acceptable noise level (ANL) test was developed to quantify background noise acceptance. The ANL test measures a listener's willingness to listen to...
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Objectives: Noise-vocoded speech is a valuable research tool for testing experimental hypotheses about the effects of spectral degradation on speech recognition in adults with normal hearing (NH). However, very little research has utilized noise-vocoded speech with children with NH. Earlier studies with children with NH focused primarily on the am...
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There is a pressing clinical need for the development of ecologically valid and robust assessment measures of speech recognition. Perceptually Robust English Sentence Test Open-set (PRESTO) is a new high-variability sentence recognition test that is sensitive to individual differences and was designed for use with several different clinical populat...
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Many older adults report difficulty when listening to speech in background noise. These difficulties may arise from some combination of factors, including age-related hearing loss, auditory sensory processing difficulties, and/or general cognitive decline. To perform well in everyday noisy environments, listeners must quickly adapt, switch attentio...
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At the present time, cochlear implantation is the only available medical intervention for patients with profound hearing loss and is considered the "standard of care" for both prelingually deaf infants and post-lingually deaf adults. It has been suggested recently that cochlear implants are one of the greatest accomplishments of auditory neuroscien...
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The goal of this study was to compare cochlear implant behavioral measures and electrically evoked auditory brain stem responses (EABRs) obtained with a spatially focused electrode configuration. It has been shown previously that channels with high thresholds, when measured with the tripolar configuration, exhibit relatively broad psychophysical tu...
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This study examined the morphological development of the otolith vestibular receptors in quail. Here, we describe epithelial growth, hair cell density, stereocilia polarization, and afferent nerve innervation during development. The otolith maculae epithelial areas increased exponentially throughout embryonic development reaching asymptotic values...
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The goal of this study was to evaluate the ability of a threshold measure, made with a restricted electrode configuration, to identify channels exhibiting relatively poor spatial selectivity. With a restricted electrode configuration, channel-to-channel variability in threshold may reflect variations in the interface between the electrodes and audi...
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This paper discusses a study of the adult innervation patterns of afferent cell types in the adult quail. The aim of the study was to evaluate afferent innervation of the quail utricle to better understand the development of the nerve fibers.

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