Relevant Degree Programs
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- Familiarize yourself with the program requirements. You want to learn as much as possible from the information available to you before you reach out to a faculty member. Be sure to visit our graduate degree program listings and program-specific websites.
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New ways of assessing hearing aid outcomes; encouraging older adults to seek and use hearing health care services; acoustic and behavioural assessment of hearing aid processing.
Graduate Student Supervision
Doctoral Student Supervision (2008-2017)
Master's Student Supervision (2010-2017)
- Hearing aid processing of auditory evoked potential stimuli: acoustic effects (2016)
- Contextual momentary assessment of speech-in-noise listening situations among hearing aid users : validity and reliability (2015)
- "You can lead a horse to water..." : perspectives on hearing health in older adults from focus group evaluations of an educational presentation (2013)
- Barriers and facilitators to hearing aid uptake in older females : a qualitative report (2011)
- The association between degree of hearing loss and depression in older adults (2011)
- The effect of acoustic cue redundancy on the perception of stop consonants by older and younger adults (2011)
- Identifying the acoustic onset of English semivowels (2010)
- Slow cortical potential measures of amplification (2010)
- Speech mapping and probe microphone measurements (2018)
International Journal of Audiology 1--1
- A critical review of hearing-aid single-microphone noise-reduction studies in adults and children (2017)
Foong Yen Chong and Lorienne M. Jenstad
Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology 1--9
- “You Can Lead a Horse to Water …”: Focus Group Perspectives on Initiating and Supporting Hearing Health Change in Older Adults (2015)
Heather V. Holliday and Lorienne M. Jenstad and Garnet Grosjean and Barbara Purves
American Journal of Audiology 24 (3) 360
- Hearing Care for Elders: A Personal Reflection on Participatory Action Learning With Primary Care Providers (2015)
Lorienne M. Jenstad and Martha Donnelly
American Journal of Audiology 24 (1) 23
- Slow Cortical Potentials and Amplification—Part I: N1-P2 Measures (2012)
Susan Marynewich and Lorienne M. Jenstad and David R. Stapells
International Journal of Otolaryngology 2012 1--11
- Slow Cortical Potentials and Amplification—Part II: Acoustic Measures (2012)
Lorienne M. Jenstad and Susan Marynewich and David R. Stapells
International Journal of Otolaryngology 2012 1--14
- Systematic review of barriers and facilitators to hearing aid uptake in older adults (2011)
L. Jenstad and J. Moon
Audiology Research 1 (1S)
- Longitudinal Changes in Real-Ear to Coupler Difference Measurements in Infants (2009)
Kristina Bingham and Lorienne M. Jenstad and Navid Shahnaz
Journal of the American Academy of Audiology 20 (9) 558--568
- Evaluation of the Desired Sensation Level [Input/Output] Algorithm for Adults with Hearing Loss: The Acceptable Range for Amplified Conversational Speech (2007)
Lorienne M. Jenstad and Marlene P. Bagatto and Richard C. Seewald and Susan D. Scollie and Leonard E. Cornelisse and Ron Scicluna
Ear and Hearing 28 (6) 793--811
- Temporal Envelope Changes of Compression and Speech Rate: Combined Effects on Recognition for Older Adults (2007)
Lorienne M. Jenstad and Pamela E. Souza
Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research 50 (5) 1123
- Measuring the acoustic effects of compression amplification on speech in noise (2006)
Pamela E. Souza and Lorienne M. Jenstad and Kumiko T. Boike
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 119 (1) 41--44
- The Effect of Temporal Envelope Changes on Recognition of Normal Rate and Time-Compressed Speech by Young-Old and Old-Old Hearing-Impaired Listeners (2006)
- Quantifying the Effect of Compression Hearing Aid Release Time on Speech Acoustics and Intelligibility (2005)
Lorienne M. Jenstad and Pamela E. Souza
Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research 48 (3) 651
- Using Multichannel Wide-Dynamic Range Compression in Severely Hearing-Impaired Listeners: Effects on Speech Recognition and Quality (2005)
Pamela E. Souza and Lorienne M. Jenstad and Richard Folino
Ear and Hearing 26 (2) 120--131
- Hearing aid troubleshooting based on patients' descriptions. (2003)
- Comparison of Linear Gain and Wide Dynamic Range Compression Hearing Aid Circuits II: Aided Loudness Measures (2000)
Lorienne M. Jenstad and John Pumford and Richard C. Seewald and Leonard E. Cornelisse
Ear and Hearing 21 (1) 32--44
- Speech recognition with in-the-ear and behind-the-ear dual-microphone hearing instruments. (2000)
- Comparison of Linear Gain and Wide Dynamic Range Compression Hearing Aid Circuits: Aided Speech Perception Measures (1999)
Lorienne M. Jenstad and Richard C. Seewald and Leonard E. Cornelisse and Juliane Shantz
Ear & Hearing 20 (2) 117--126
- Is one good non-linear prescription enough? (1999)
Richard Seewald and Susan Scollie and Lorienne Jenstad and Leonard Cornelisse
The Hearing Journal 52 (4) 36
- Validity and Repeatability of Level-Independent HL to SPL Transforms (1998)
Susan D. Scollie and Richard C. Seewald and Leonard E. Cornelisse and Lorienne M. Jenstad
Ear & Hearing 19 (5) 407--413
- Effects Of Test Procedure On Individual Loudness Functions (1997)
Lorienne M. Jenstad and Leonard E. Cornelisse and Richard C. Seewald
Ear & Hearing 18 (5) 401--408