Ying-Yee Kong

Associate Professor
  • Department of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology

Office: 104 Forsyth (post-stop 106A Forsyth)
Phone: 617-373-3704
Email: yykong@neu.edu

2004- Ph.D. in Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine
2000- M.A. in Audiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
1997- M.A. in Linguistics, University of Washington, Seattle
1993- B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature with first-class

Dr. Kong directs the Auditory Prostheses and Communication Laboratory.
Her research focus is auditory perception in hearing-impaired and cochlear-implant listeners. She is currently investigating how cochlear-implant listeners are able to benefit from additional low-frequency residual hearing.

Select Publications:
Singh, S., Kong, Y.-Y., and Zeng, F.-G. (In review). "Cochlear implant melody recognition as a function of melody frequency range and number of electrodes."
Kong, Y.-Y., and Carlyon, R.P. (in press). "Improved speech recognition in noise in simulated binaurally combined acoustic and electric stimulation," Journal of Acoustical Society of America.
Kong, Y.-Y. and Zeng, F.-G. (2006). "Temporal and spectral cues in Mandarin tone recognition," Journal of Acoustical Society of America 120, 2830-2840.
Kong, Y.-Y. and Zeng, F.-G. (2006). "Mandarin tone recognition in acoustic and electric hearing," Cochlear Implant International 5, 175-177.
Kong, Y.-Y., Stickney, G.S., and Zeng, F.-G. (2005). "Speech and melody recognition in binaurally combined acoustic and electric hearing," Journal of Acoustical Society of America 117, 1351-1361.
Michalewski, H.J., Starr, A., Nguyen, T.T., Kong, Y.-Y., Zeng, F.-G. (2005). "Auditory temporal processes in normal-hearing individuals and in patients with auditory neuropathy," Clinical Neurophysiology 116, 669-680.
Zeng, F.-G., Kong, Y.-Y., Michalewski, H.J., and Starr, A. (2005). "Perceptual consequences of disrupted auditory nerve activities," Journal of Neurophysiology 93, 3050-3063.
Zeng, F.-G., Nie, K., Stickney, G.S., Kong, Y.-Y., Vongphoe, M., Bhargave, A., Wei, C., and Cao, K. (2005). "Speech recognition with amplitude and frequency modulations," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102, 2293-2298.
Doyle, K.J., Kong, Y.-Y., Strobel, K., Dallaire, P., and Ray, R.M. (2004). "Neonatal middle ear effusion predicts chronic otitis media with effusion," Otology and Neurotology 25, 318-322.
Kong, Y.-Y., Cruz, R., Jones, J.A., and Zeng, F.-G. (2004). "Music perception with temporal cues in acoustic and electric hearing," Ear and Hearing 25, 173-185.
Starr, A., Isaacson, B., Michalewski, H.J., Zeng, F.-G., Kong, Y.-Y., Beal, P., Paulson, G.W., Keats, B.J.B., and Lesperance, M.M. (2004). "A dominantly inherited progressive deafness affecting distal auditory nerve and hair cells," Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology 5, 411-426.
Stickney, G.S., Nie, K., Kong, Y.-Y., Chen, H., and Zeng, F.-G. (2004). "Temporal fine structure: The missing component in speech processing algorithms," International Congress Series – Cochlear Implants 1273, 23-26.
Zeng, F-G., Nie, K., Liu, S., Stickney, G.S., Del Rio, E., Kong, Y.-Y., and Chen, H. (2004). "On the dichotomy in auditory perception between temporal envelope and fine structure cues," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 116, 1351-1354.
Wojtczak, M., Schroder, A.C., Kong, Y.-Y., and Nelson D.A. (2001). "The effect of basilar-membrane nonlinearity on the shapes of masking period patterns in normal and impaired hearing," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 109, 1571-1586.