Robert Peters, Ph.D.

Robert PetersProfessor Emeritus
Phone: (919)-966-9465
Email: bob_peters@med.unc.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. The Ohio State University 1953
  • M.A. The Ohio State University 1950
  • A.B. The University of Minnesota 1948

Personal Statement

Professor Peters has been at the University of North Carolina since 1969. He was Director of the Institute of Speech and Hearing Sciences and Chair of the academic program in speech and hearing until 1981. He has continued as a professor since that time and since 1992 has been a Research Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences and of Psychology. Previously, he was a Research Associate at The School of Aviation Medicine at Pensacola, Florida and a Professor at the University of Southern Mississippi where he served as Departmental Chair of Speech and Hearing Sciences and as Research Administrator for the University. In 1981 and 1982 he was a Visiting Research Scholar in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Cambridge in England, the beginning of a research collaboration that is still active.

Courses Taught

In Speech and Hearing Sciences

  • Research Methods
  • Intermediate Statistics
  • Psychological Acoustics
  • Stuttering
  • Speech Science
  • Phonetics

In Psychology

  • Sensation and Perception (Graduate)
  • Sensation and Perception (Undergraduate)

Research/Clinical Interests

My research is in auditory perception including psychological acoustics and speech perception in normally-hearing and hearing impaired populations

Recent Publications/Presentations

Moore, B.C.J., Glasberg, B.R., and Peters, R.W. (2001). The influence of external and internal noise on the detection of increments and decrements in sinusoids. Hearing Research, 155, 41-53.

Peters, R.W., Moore, B.C.J., Glasberg, R.R., and Stone, M.A. (2000). Comparison of NAL(R) and Cambridge Formula for the fitting of linear hearing aids. British Journal of Audiology, 34, 21-36.

Moore, B.C.J., Peters, R.W., and Glasberg, B.R. (1999). Effects of frequency and duration on psychometric functions for detection of increments and decrements in noise. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 106, 3539-3552.

Moore, B.C.J., Peters, R.W., and Stone, M.A. (1999). Benifits of linear amplification and multi-channel compression for speech comprehension in backgrounds with spectral and temporal dips. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 105, 400-411.

Peters, R.W. Moore, B.C.J., and Baer, T. (1998). Speech reception thresholds in noise with and without spectral and temporal dips for hearing-impaired and normally hearing people. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 103, 577-587.

Moore, B.C.J. and Peters, R.W. (1997). Detection of increments and decrements in sinusoids as a function of frequency, increment and decrement duration and pedestal duration. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 102, 2954-2965.

Moore, B.C.J., Peters, R.W., and Glasberg, B.R. (1996). Detection of decrements and increments in sinusoids at high overall levels. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 99, 3669-3677.

Peters, R.W., Moore, B.C.J., and Glasberg, B.R. (1995). Effects of level and frequency on the detection of decrements and increments in sinusoids. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 97, 3791-3799.

Peters, R.W. and Hall, J.W. (1994. Comodulation masking release for elderly listeners with relatively normal audiograms. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 96, 2674-2682.

Grose, J.H., Poth, E.A., and Peters, R.W. (1994). Masking level differences for tones and speech in elderly listeners with relatively normal audiograms. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 97, 422-428.

Moore, B.C.J.,Peters, R.W., and Glasberg, B.R. (1993). Effects of Frequency on the detection of decrements and increments in sinusoids. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 96, 3190-3198.

Moore, B.C.J., Peters, R.W., and Glasberg, B.R. (1993). Detection of temporal gaps in sinusoids: Effects of frequency and level. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 93, 1563-1570.