Emily Buss, PhD

Emily BussProfessor, Otolaryngology
Division Chief for Auditory Research; Otolaryngology.
Phone: 919-966-8926
Fax: 919-966-7656
email: ebuss@med.unc.edu

Education

  • BA, Psychology, Swarthmore College, May 1990.
  • MA, Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, May 1992.
    Thesis title: 'Processing of Metaphor and Simile in Evaluative Contexts'
  • PhD, Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, December 1996.
    Thesis title: 'Three Studies of Comodulation Masking Release'

Clinical Interests:

Psychoacoustics

Professional Experience

Professor, Dept. of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, 2007-present

Division Chief for Auditory Research-Otolaryngology

UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, 2001-2007

Recent Publications

Buss, E., Leibold, L.J., Porter, H.L., and Grose, J.H. (2017) “Speech recognition in one- and two-talker maskers in school-age children and adults: Development of perceptual masking and glimpsing”, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141, 2650-2660.

Dillon, M.T., Buss, E., Anderson, M.L., King, E.R., Deres, E.J., Buchman, C.A., Brown, K.D., and Pillsbury, H.C. (2017) “Cochlear implantation in cases of unilateral hearing loss: Initial localization abilities,” Ear and Hearing, Epub ahead of print.

Buss, E., Porter, H.L., Hall, J.W., and Grose, J.H. (2017) “Gap detection in school-age children and adults: Center frequency and ramp duration”, Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 60, 172-181.

Corbin, N., Buss, E., and Leibold, L. J. (2017) “Spatial release from masking in children: Effects of simulated unilateral hearing loss,” Ear and Hearing, 38, 223-235.

Leibold, L. J., and Buss, E. (2016) “Factors responsible for remote-frequency masking in children and adults,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140, 4367-4377.

Dillon, M, T., Buss, E., King, E.R., Deres, E.J., Obarowski, S., Anderson, M., and Adunka, M. C. (2016) “Comparison of two cochlear implant coding strategies on speech perception,” Cochlear Implants International, under review, Cochlear Implants International, 17, 263-270.

Grose, J.H., Porter, H.L., and Buss, E. (2016) “Aging and spectro-temporal integration of speech,” Trends in Hearing, 20, 1-11.

Grose, J.H., Porter, H.L., Buss, E., and Hall, J.W. III (2016) “Cochlear hearing loss and the detection of sinusoidal versus random amplitude modulation,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140, EL184.

Buss, E., Leibold, L. J., and Hall, J. W. (2016) “Effect of response context and masker type on word recognition in school-age children and adults”, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140, 968-977. 

Buss, E., Porter, H. L., Leibold, L. J., Grose, J. H., and Hall, J. W. (2016) “Effects of self-generated noise on estimates of detection threshold in quiet for school-age children and adults”, Ear and Hearing, 37, 650-659.

Hall, J. W., Buss, E., and Grose, J. H. (2016) “Factors affecting the development of speech recognition in steady and modulated noise,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 139, 2964-2969.

Ozmeral, E., Buss, E., and Hall, J. W. III (2016) “The effects of sensorineural hearing impairment on asynchronous glimpsing of speech,” PLoS ONE, 11(5): e0154920.

Hall, J. W., Buss, E., Ozmeral, E., and Grose, J. H. (2016) “The effect of noise fluctuation and spectral bandwidth on gap detection.” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 139, 1601-1610. 

Calandruccio, L., Leibold, L. J., and Buss, E. (2016) “Linguistic masking release in school-age children and adults.” The American Journal of Audiology, 25, 34-40. 

Leibold, L. J., Bonino, A. Y., and Buss, E. (2016) “Masked speech perception thresholds in infants, children, and adults”, Ear and Hearing, 37, 345-353.

Mamo, S. K., Grose, J. H., and Buss, E. (2016) “Speech-evoked ABR: Effects of age and simulated neural temporal jitter,” Hearing Research, 333, 201-209.

Calandruccio, L., Buss, E., and Doherty, K. A. (2016) “The effects of presentation level on spectral weights for sentences.” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 139, 466-471.

Corbin, N., Bonino, A. Y., Buss, E., and Leibold, L. J. (2016) “Development of open-set word recognition in children: Speech-shaped noise and two-talker speech maskers,” Ear and Hearing, 37, 55-63.