Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory

Speech-in-Noise Perception:
Biological bases


Speech in Noise Slideshow



Widex Audiological Summit
Widex Audiological Summit, May 4, 2017

Our life in sound and hearing health

neural encoding of speech in noise

Only Human, WNYC, December 1, 2015
Your brain on sound

neural encoding of speech in noise

National Science Foundation: How Musical Training Affects Older Adults' Speech Perception in a Noisy Environment

neural encoding of speech in noise



Thompson E, Woodruff Carr, White-Schwoch, Otto-Meyer, Kraus Individual differences in speech-in-noise perception parallel neural speech processing and attention in preschoolers. Hearing Research. .

Kraus, White-Schwoch Neural markers of listening in noise. Hearing Journal.

Kraus Editorial: Hearing in noise: the brain health connection. Hearing Journal.


Thompson, Woodruff Carr, White-Schwoch, Tierney, Nicol, Kraus Hemispheric asymmetry of endogenous neural oscillations in young children: Implications for hearing speech in noise. Scientific Reports


Slater, Skoe, Strait, O'Connell, Thompson, Kraus Music training improves speech-in-noise perception: Longitudinal evidence from a community-based music program. Behavioural Brain Research
Slater, Kraus The role of rhythm in perceiving speech in noise: A comparison of percussionists, vocalists and non-musicians. Cognitive Processing


Kraus, Anderson. Music benefits across the lifespan: Enhanced processing of speech in noise. Hear Rev


Kraus. 20Q: Noise, aging and the brain - how experience and training can improve communication. AudiologyOnline
Strait, OConnell, Parbery-Clark, Kraus. Biological impact of preschool music classes on processing speech in noise. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.
Kraus. Playing music to improve hearing in noise and tune the brain. ENT & Audiology News.
Anderson, White-Schwoch, Parbery-Clark, Kraus A dynamic auditory-cognitive system supports speech-in-noise perception in older adults Hearing Research
Anderson, Parbery-Clark, White-Schwoch, Kraus Auditory brainstem response to complex sounds predicts self-reported speech-in-noise performance JSLHR


Strait, Parbery-Clark, Hittner, Kraus. Musical training during early childhood enhances the neural encoding of speech in noise Brain & Language
Kraus, Anderson (2012) Hearing matters: Hearing with our brains. Hearing Journal
Kraus Biological impact of music and software-based auditory training J of Comm Dis
Anderson, Kraus cABR: A neural probe of speech-in-noise processing Proceedings of ISAAR 2011
Song, Skoe, Banai, Kraus Training to improve hearing speech in noise: Biological mechanisms Cereb Cortex


Tierney, Parbery-Clark, Skoe, Kraus Frequency-dependent effects of background noise on subcortical response timing. Hear Res
Parbery-Clark, Strait, Kraus Context-dependent encoding in the auditory brainstem subserves enhanced speech-in-noise perception in musicians Neuropsychologia
Anderson, Kraus Neural encoding of speech and music: Implications for hearing speech in noise. Seminars in Hearing
Anderson, Parbery-Clark, Han-Gyol, Kraus A Neural Basis of Speech-in-Noise Perception in Older Adults Ear Hear
Parbery-Clark, Strait, Anderson, Hittner, Kraus Musical Experience and the Aging Auditory System: Implications for Cognitive Abilities and Hearing Speech in Noise PLoS ONE
Hornickel, Chandrasekaran, Zecker, Kraus Auditory brainstem measures predict reading and speech-in-noise perception in school-aged children Behav Brain Res
Parbery-Clark, Marmel, Bair, Kraus What subcortical-cortical relationships tell us about processing speech in noise. Eur J Neurosci
Song, Skoe, Banai, Kraus Perception of speech in noise: Neural correlates J Cogn Neurosci


Anderson,Chandrasekaran, Yi H, Kraus Cortical-Evoked Potentials Reflect Speech-in-Noise Perception in Children. Eur J Neurosci
Anderson, Skoe, Chandrasekaran, Zecker, Kraus Brainstem Correlates of Speech-in-Noise Perception in Children. Hearing Research.
Anderson, Kraus Objective neural indices of speech-in-noise perception. Trends in Amplification
Anderson,Kraus Sensory-Cognitive Interaction in the Neural Encoding of Speech in Noise: A Review. JAAA
Anderson, Skoe, Chandrasekaran, Kraus Neural Timing is Linked to Speech Perception in Noise J Neurosci
Chandrasekaran, Kraus Music, Noise-Exclusion, and Learning Music Percept


Chandrasekaran, Hornickel, Skoe, Nicol, Kraus Context-dependent encoding in the human auditory brainstem relates to hearing speech in noise: Implications for developmental dyslexia Neuron
Hornickel, Skoe, Nicol, Zecker, Kraus Subcortical differentiation of voiced stop consonants: relationships to reading and speech in noise perception PNAS
Parbery-Clark, Skoe, Kraus Musical experience limits the degradative effects of background noise on the neural processing of sound J Neurosci
Parbery-Clark, Skoe, Lam, Kraus Musician enhancement for speech in noise Ear Hear

2008 and earlier

Russo, Nicol, Zecker, Hayes, Kraus Auditory training improves neural timing in the human brainstem Behav Brain Res
Warrier, Johnson, Hayes, Nicol, Kraus Learning impaired children exhibit timing deficits and training-related improvements in auditory cortical responses to speech in noise Exp Brain Res
Bradlow, Kraus, Hayes Speaking clearly for children with learning disabilities: Sentence perception in noise JSLHR
Wible, Nicol, Kraus Abnormal neural encoding of repeated speech stimuli in noise in children with learning problems Clin Neurophysiol
Cunningham, Nicol, Zecker, Kraus Neurobiologic responses to speech in noise in children with learning problems: Deficits and strategies for improvement Clin Neurophysiol