Yi Shen

Yi Shen

Assistant Professor, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Irvine, 2010-2014
  • Ph.D., Hearing Science, Indiana University Bloomington, 2010
  • M.Sc., Engineering Acoustics, Technical University of Denmark, 2006
  • B.Sc., Applied Physics, Beijing Institute of Technology, 2003

Research interests

  • Understanding the mechanisms (cochlear, central, and cognitive) responsible for individual differences in the difficulties experienced by listeners with hearing loss
  • Determining why people with hearing loss experience variable benefit from assistive listening devices
  • Development of rapid assessment tools for application in the clinic
  • Construct and develop auditory models that can describe individual differences in speech perception

About Yi Shen

Research in my laboratory aims:

  1. to understand the factors underlying individual differences among older adults in understanding speech in complex acoustic environments
  2. to develop modern assessment tools to enable efficient, model-based, adaptive diagnosis and prescription in audiology
  3. to identify cognitive mechanisms (e.g., attention, memory, etc.) underlying the complex task of auditory scene analysis
  4. to investigate the link between the physiological processes and perceptual consequences via mathematical modeling