Martin E Rickert

Martin E Rickert
Indiana University Bloomington | IUB · Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and School of Optometry

Ph.D.

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June 2002 - December 2020
Indiana University Bloomington
Position
  • Analyst
June 1999 - June 2002
Starkey Hearing Technologies
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Psychoacoustics research and modeling; development and evaluation of algorithms for DSP-based hearing technologies.

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Publications (75)
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Objective To evaluate whether children born to women who use serotonergic antidepressants during pregnancy have higher risk of neonatal seizures and epilepsy. Methods We used Swedish register-based data to examine associations between maternal-reported use of selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and selective serotonin-norepinephrine reup...
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Opioids are involved in an increasing proportion of suicide deaths. This study examined the association between opioid analgesic prescription initiation and suicidal behavior among young people. METHODS We analyzed Swedish population-register data on 1 895 984 individuals ages 9 to 29 years without prior recorded opioid p...
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In a sample of over one million Swedish first-born offspring, we examined associations between early maternal age at first childbirth (MAFC; i.e., < 20 and 20–24 vs 25–29 years) and offspring non-accidental deaths, accidental deaths, deaths by suicide, non-fatal accidents, and suicide attempts. We included year of birth and several maternal and pat...
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Previous research assessing consequences of interpregnancy intervals (IPIs) on child development is mixed. Utilizing a population-based US sample (n=5,339), we first estimated the associations between background characteristics (e.g., sociodemographic and maternal characteristics) and short (≤ 1 year) and long (> 3 years) IPI. Then, we estimated as...
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Efforts to reduce opioid-related harms have decreased opioid prescription but have provoked concerns about unintended consequences, particularly for long-term opioid therapy (LtOT) recipients. Research is needed to address the knowledge gap regarding how risk of substance-related morbidity changes across LtOT and its discontinuation. The present st...
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Introduction Research has consistently shown individuals with mental health conditions are more likely to be prescribed opioid analgesic medications and to engage in heavier utilization. However, it is unclear whether these findings apply to pregnant women. Study design We explored opioid analgesic prescription in 689,400 pregnancies occurring in...
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Background Pregnant women with painful conditions often have mental health problems, including depression and anxiety. Co‐morbid conditions may cause pregnant women to use multiple medications, although safety of such practice is poorly understood. Objectives We investigated the influence of combined prescriptions of opioid analgesics and selectiv...
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Purpose: To examine the pupil and visual impact of a single early morning drop of a low concentration miotic. Methods: Pupil size, refraction, visual acuity (VA), near reading performance and intraocular pressure were monitored for 8 h at a wide range of light levels following bilateral instillation of single drops of 0.1% brimonidine tartate in...
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Objective To determine whether children born to women who use anti-seizure medications (ASMs) during pregnancy have higher risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) independent of confounding factors. Methods We used Swedish-register data (n = 14,614 children born 1996–2011 and followed through 2013...
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Purpose: Previous reports indicate that "eye fatigue" occurs in roughly 60 % of the adult population using digital devices and may negatively impact quality of life. However, the construct of eye fatigue remains poorly understood. The goal of this study was to quantify the relationship among symptoms most frequently associated with eye fatigue in...
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Importance Concerns about adverse outcomes associated with opioid analgesic prescription have led to major guideline and policy changes. Substantial uncertainty remains, however, regarding the association between opioid prescription initiation and increased risk of subsequent substance-related morbidity. Objective To examine the association of opi...
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We examined the extent to which genetic factors shared across generations, measured covariates, and environmental factors associated with parental suicidal behavior (suicide attempt or suicide) account for the association between parental and offspring suicidal behavior. We used a Swedish cohort of 2,762,883 offspring born 1973–2001. We conducted t...
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Background: Published research on prescribed opioid analgesic (POA) use during pregnancy and birth outcomes is limited in scope and has not adequately adjusted for potential confounding factors. To help address these gaps, we estimated associations between maternal POAs during pregnancy and two adverse birth outcomes using a large population-based...
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Significance: Measurement of ocular aberrations is a critical component of many optical corrections. Purpose: This study examines the accuracy and repeatability of a newly available high-resolution pyramidal wavefront sensor-based aberrometer (Osiris by Costruzione Strumenti Oftalmici, Firenze, Italy). Methods: An engineered model eye and a di...
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There is evidence of greater opioid prescription to individuals in the United States with mental health conditions. Whether these associations generalize beyond the US prescription environment and to familial mental health and socioeconomic status (SES) has not been examined comprehensively. This study estimated associations of diverse preexisting...
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Significance: Approximately 10% of the lowercase text on nonprescription drug labels is smaller than the 1 mm required by the Food and Drug Administration. The small size, combined with the progressive decline in accommodative amplitude and gain, poses a reading challenge for middle-aged emerging presbyopes. Purpose: The purpose of this study wa...
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Background Maternal infection during pregnancy (IDP) has been associated with increased risk of attention‐deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in offspring. However, infection is associated with social adversity, poor living conditions and other background familial factors. As such, there is a need to rule out whether the observed association betw...
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Analyses of student data in post-secondary education should be sensitive to the fact that there are many different topics of study. These different areas will interest different kinds of students, and entail different experiences and learning activities. However, it can be challenging to identify the distinct academic themes that students might pur...
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Background: Causal interpretation of associations between short interpregnancy interval (the duration from the preceeding birth to the conception of the next-born index child) and the offspring's psychological and educational problems may be influenced by a failure to account for unmeasured confounding. Methods: Using population-based Swedish da...
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Importance Adults with mental health conditions are more likely than those without to receive long-term opioid therapy. Less is known about opioid therapy among adolescents, especially those with mental health conditions. Objective To examine associations between preexisting mental health conditions and treatments and initiation of any opioid and...
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Objective: To examine associations among interpregnancy interval, the duration from the preceding birth to the conception of the next-born index child, and adverse birth outcomes using designs that adjust for measured and unmeasured factors. Methods: In this prospective cohort study, we used population-based Swedish registries from 1973 to 2009...
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The current study examined associations between labor induction and both (1) offspring attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis in a Swedish birth cohort born 1992-2005 (n = 1,085,008) and (2) indices of offspring low academic achievement in a sub-cohort born 1992-1997 (n = 489,196). Associations were examined in the entire sample...
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Objective: Substance use disorders are major contributors to excess mortality among individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), yet associations between pharmacological ADHD treatment and substance-related problems remain unclear. This study investigated concurrent and long-term associations between ADHD medication treatment...
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Importance: Several recent population-based studies have linked exposure to maternal smoking during pregnancy to increased risk of severe mental illness in offspring (eg, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia). It is not yet clear, however, whether this association results from causal teratogenic effects or from confounding influences shared by smoking...
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Importance Prenatal antidepressant exposure has been associated with adverse outcomes. Previous studies, however, may not have adequately accounted for confounding. Objective To evaluate alternative hypotheses for associations between first-trimester antidepressant exposure and birth and neurodevelopmental problems. Design, Setting, and Participa...
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There is growing evidence that opioid prescribing in the United States follows a pattern in which patients who are at the highest risk of adverse outcomes from opioids are more likely to receive long-term opioid therapy. These patients include, in particular, those with substance use disorders (SUDs) and other psychiatric conditions. This study exa...
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Background Advanced paternal age at childbirth is associated with psychiatric disorders in offspring, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and autism. However, few studies have investigated paternal age's relationship with eating disorders in offspring. In a large, population-based cohort, we examined the association between paternal age and o...
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Importance: Induction of labor is a frequently performed obstetrical intervention. It would thus be of great concern if reported associations between labor induction and offspring risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) reflected causal influence. Objective: To assess the associations of labor induction with ASD, comparing differentially exposed...
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We examined associations of maternal age at childbearing (MAC) with gestational age and fetal growth (i.e., birth weight adjusting for gestational age), using two genetically informed designs (cousin and sibling comparisons) and data from two cohorts, a population-based Swedish sample and a nationally representative United States sample. We also co...
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Prominent developmental theories posit a causal link between early-life exposures and later functioning. Yet, observed associations with early exposures may not reflect causal effects because of genetic and environmental confounding. The current manuscript describes how a systematic series of epidemiologic analyses that combine several genetically-...
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Background Given the frequency with which families change residences, the effects of childhood relocations have gained increasing research attention. Many researchers have demonstrated that childhood relocations are associated with a variety of adverse outcomes. However, drawing strong causal claims remains problematic due to uncontrolled confoundi...
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Background: It is unclear whether associations between fetal growth and psychiatric and socioeconomic problems are consistent with causal mechanisms. Aims: To estimate the extent to which associations are a result of unmeasured confounding factors using a sibling-comparison approach. Method: We predicted outcomes from continuously measured bir...
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Purpose Parental severe mental illness (SMI) is associated with an increased risk of offspring Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). We conducted a study to examine the extent to which risk of preterm birth (PTB), low birth weight (LBW), and small for gestational age (SGA) mediated this association. Me...
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Importance Advancing paternal age is associated with increased genetic mutations during spermatogenesis, which research suggests may cause psychiatric morbidity in the offspring. The effects of advancing paternal age at childbearing on offspring morbidity remain unclear, however, because of inconsistent epidemiologic findings and the inability of...
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Associations between low birth weight (≤2,500 g) and increased risk of mortality and morbidity provided the foundation for the "developmental origins of health and disease" hypothesis. Previous between-family studies could not control for unmeasured confounders. Therefore, we compared differentially exposed siblings to estimate the extent to which...
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Importance Preterm birth is associated with increased mortality and morbidity. However, previous studies have been unable to rigorously examine whether confounding factors cause these associations rather than the harmful effects of being born preterm.Objective To estimate the extent to which the associations between early gestational age and offs...
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Background: Preconception, prenatal and postnatal maternal stress is associated with increased offspring psychopathology, but findings are inconsistent and need replication. We estimated associations between maternal bereavement stress and offspring autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder,...
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Teenage childbirth is a risk factor for poor offspring outcomes, particularly offspring antisocial behavior. It is not clear, however, if maternal age at first birth (MAFB) is causally associated with offspring antisocial behavior or if this association is due to selection factors that influence both the likelihood that a young woman gives birth ea...
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Purpose: Recent research suggests multizone/dual-focus (DF) lens corrections may aid in controlling the progression of myopia. Recently, such a soft contact lens has become commercially available in Hong Kong (MiSight, CooperVision). The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the visual acceptability of this new lens design. Methods: In a...
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Purpose: Electronic data capture is becoming increasingly common for collecting real-time patient responses. The purpose of this study was to investigate compliance with a daily electronic questionnaire regarding night-time contact lens visual performance. Method: Forty-eight subjects (34 females) were fit and dispensed two contralateral pairs o...
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Context Previous epidemiological, animal, and human cognitive neuroscience research suggests that maternal smoking during pregnancy (SDP) causes increased risk of substance use/problems in offspring. Objective To determine the extent to which the association between SDP and offspring substance use/problems depends on confounded familial background...
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The defocused portion of the image obtained in wearers of bifocal and multifocal contact lenses often appears as a "ghost." Relatively few methods exist to quantify the ghosting perceived with lenses. The purpose of this study is to validate and implement a questionnaire to help patients quantify the ghost images perceived with bifocal or multifoca...
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Patient-reported subjective responses have become increasingly popular in describing contact lens visual performance and discriminating between designs. The purpose of the current study is to evaluate the ability of patient-reported measures of vision to quantify the perceptual effects of defocus. Ten young (18-35 years) subjects rated their subjec...
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Maternal smoking during pregnancy (SDP) has been studied extensively as a risk factor for adverse offspring outcomes and is known to co-occur with other familial risk factors. Accounting for general familial risk factors has attenuated associations between SDP and adverse offspring outcomes, and identifying these confounds will be crucial to elucid...
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Research has suggested that reduced working memory capacity plays a key role in disinhibited patterns of behavior associated with externalizing psychopathology. In this study, participants (N = 365) completed 2 versions of a go/no-go mixed-incentive learning task that differed in the relative frequency of monetary rewards and punishments for correc...
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Previous studies of joint attention and its' role in language learning have focused on eye-gaze cues. The goal of the present study is to discover fine-grained patterns of joint hand activities in child-parent social interaction that facilitate successful word learning. To this end, we address the following three topics: 1) quantifying joint manual...
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This work was undertaken to answer the question, 'How does the speech audibility/fit-to-gain-target provided by compression change with number of channels?' For each of 957 audiograms and a given number of compression channels, the channel crossover frequencies were set either to maximize the SII (speech intelligibility index) for low- and high-lev...
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Increased discounting of delayed rewards may reflect a decision bias that contributes to excessive use of alcohol and more generally, to an impulsive, disinhibitory predisposition that is characterized by a preference for immediate over long-term rewards. The current study examined the association between delay discounting of rewards and the covari...
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Reduced executive cognitive ability is associated with alcohol dependence (AD) and other comorbid externalizing disorders. Working memory capacity, short-term memory, conditional associative learning, and intelligence were assessed in a sample (N = 477) with variation in lifetime histories of externalizing problems (conduct disorder, adult antisoci...
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Alcohol dependence (AD) is often comorbid with other disinhibitory disorders that are characterized by poor decision making and evidenced by disadvantageous strategies on laboratory tasks such as the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT). In this study, a variant of the IGT is used to examine specific mechanisms that may account for poor decision making on the...
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This work was undertaken to answer the question, 'How does the speech audibility/fit-to-gain-target provided by compression change with number of channels?' For each of 957 audiograms and a given number of compression channels, the channel crossover frequencies were set either to maximize the SII (speech intelligibility index) for low- and high-lev...
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Research suggests that positive alcohol expectancies promote excessive alcohol use while negative alcohol expectancies discourage excessive alcohol use. Evidence suggests that disinhibitory characteristics, such as conduct disorder and impulsivity, are associated with a general neglect of long-term negative outcomes. This study assessed whether neg...
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We describe a system for integrating a genetic algorithm (GA) with perceptual feedback to perform an efficient search in a perceptual space. The main system components are an efficient method for estimating perceptual rank order and genetic operators that take advantage of the types of parameters found in certain classes of audio processing systems...
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During the past two decades there has been an increasing interest in how the auditory system extracts information from dynamically varying sounds, sounds whose amplitude and/or frequency vary over time. The importance of such information has been clearly demonstrated in speech perception, sound localization, and in many basic aspects of monaural he...
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Several recent studies have shown that modulation thresholds for detecting sinusoidal AM are approximately constant out to much higher modulation frequencies for tonal carriers than for broadband noise carriers. It has been suggested that with tonal carriers there is a range of modulation frequencies for which both temporal (envelope) cues and spec...
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When listeners are asked to discriminate between trials on which a sample of noise is presented twice and trials on which two nonidentical samples are presented, discriminations are easier if samples differ near the end rather than near the beginning. The effect of temporal position [S. F. Coble and D. E. Robinson, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 92, 2630?2635...
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In previously reported work [S. F. Coble and D. E. Robinson, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 92, 2630–2635 (1992); M. E. Rickert and D. E. Robinson, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 93, 2386(A) (1993)] listeners discriminated among trials consisting of eiether two identical samples of noise or two nonidentical samples. Nonidentical samples were generated by replacing a seg...
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Consider a two‐interval same‐different task in which listeners are asked to discriminate between trials on which a sample of noise is presented twice and trials on which two different samples are presented. Previous research has used this method to determine the effects of a wide range of stimulus conditions including temporal location of an uncorr...
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Listeners' ability to detect an interaurally uncorrelated segment of noise within binaural broadband noise bursts was measured as a function of the temporal position of the uncorrelated noise. Psychometric functions were obtained by varying the duration of uncorrelated noise. The results indicate that detectability improves as the duration of uncor...
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Two experiments were performed comparing similarity (technical-structural) and preference personal-affective) judgments of jazz improvizations (Experiment 1) and of classical, pop-rock, and jazz music (Experiment 2). A multidimensional scaling paradigm (INDSCAL) was used for pairwise comparisons of the 12 musical pieces in each experiment. Each 2 m...

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To study whether observed associations between labor induction and offspring neurodevelopment could be confounded by familial factors.