Emily Buss, PhD

Emily Buss, PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty:

Psychoacoustics

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"

Professional Experience:

  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UNC, 2007-present
  • Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UNC, 2001-2007
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Dept. of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UNC, 1997-2001
  • Instructor, University of Pennsylvania, 1994-1997

Recent Honors:

  • Fellow, Acoustical Society of America, 2010

Recent Publications:

  • Hall, J.W. III, Buss, E., and Grose, J.H. (2011) “Exploring the additivity of binaural and monaural masking release,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 129, 2080-2087.
  • Hall, J.W. III, Buss, E., and Grose, J.H. (2011) “Masked detection and discrimination of tone sequences under conditions of monaural and binaural masking release,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 129, 482-1489.
  • Buss, E., and Hall J.W. III (2011) “Effects of non-simultaneous masking on the binaural masking level difference,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 129, 907-919.
  • Buss, E., and Hall J.W. III (2010) “The role of off-frequency masking in binaural hearing,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 127, 3666-3677.
  • He, S., Buss, E., and Hall, J.W. III (2010) “Monaural temporal integration and temporally selective listening in children and adults,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 127, 3643-3653.
  • Buss, E. (2010) “Spectral profile cues in comodulation masking release,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 127, 3614-3628.
  • Teagle, H.F., Roush, P., Woodard, J., Hatch, D., Zdanski, C., Buss, E., and Buchman, C.A. (2010) “Cochlear Implantation in Children with Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder,” Ear and Hearing, 31, 325-335.
  • Leibold, L.J., Hitchens, J.J., Buss, E., and Neff, D.L. (2010) “Excitation-based and informational masking of a tonal signal in a four-tone masker,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 127, 2441-2450.
  • Mlot, S., Buss, E., and Hall, J.W. III (2010) “Spectral integration and bandwidth effects on speech recognition in school-aged children and adults,” Ear and Hearing, Ear and Hearing, 31, 56-62.
  • Buss, E., and Hall, J.W. III (2009) “Effects of masker envelope coherence on intensity discrimination,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 126, 2467-2478.
  • Buss, E., Grose, J. H, and Hall, J. W. III (2009) “Features of envelope coherence critical for comodulation masking release,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 126, 2455-2466.
  • Buss, E., Whittle, L.N., Grose, J.H., and Hall J.W. III (2009) “Masking release for words in amplitude modulated noise as a function of modulation rate and task,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 126, 269-280.
  • Buss, E., and Grose, J.H. (2009) “Spectral integration under conditions of comodulation masking release,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 125, 1612-1621.
  • Eapen, R.J., Buss, E., Adunka, M.C., Pillsbury, H.C., and Buchman, C.A. (2009) “Hearing-in-noise benefits following bilateral simultaneous cochlear implantation continue to improve four years after implantation,” Otology & Neurotology, 30(2), 153-159.
  • Buss, E., Hall, J.W. III, and Grose, J.H. (2009) “Psychometric functions for pure tone intensity discrimination: Slopes differ in school-aged children and adults,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 125(2), 1050-1058.
  • Grose, J.H., Buss, E., and Hall, J.W. III, (2009). “Within- and across-channel factors in the multi-band comodulation masking release paradigm,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 125(1), 282-293.
  • Adunka OF, Buss E, Clark MS, Pillsbury HC, Buchman CA. Effect of preoperative residual hearing on speech perception after cochlear implantation. Laryngoscope. 2008 Nov;118(11):2044-9.
  • Eapen RJ, Buss E, Grose JH, Drake AF, Dev M, Hall JW. The development of frequency weighting for speech in children with a history of otis media with effusion. Ear Hear. 2008 Oct;29(5):718-24.
  • Hall JW 3rd, Buss E, Grose JH. Spectral integration of speech bands in normal-hearing and hearing-impaired listeners. J Acoust Soc Am. 2008 Aug;124(2):1105-15.
  • Blanks DA, Buss E, Grose JH, Fitzpatrick DC, Hall JW 3rd. Interaural time discrimination of envelopes carried on high-frequency tones as a function of level and interaural carrier mismatch. Ear Hear. 2008 Oct;29(5):674-83.
  • Hall JW 3rd, Buss E, Grose JH. Comodulation detection differences in children and adults. J Acoust Soc Am. 2008 Apr;123(4):2213-9.
  • Grose JH, Buss E, Hall JW 3rd. Gap detection in modulated noise: across-frequency facilitation and interference. J Acoust Soc Am. 2008 Feb;123(2):998-1007.
  • Hall JW 3rd, Buss E, Grose JH. The effect of hearing impairment on the identification of speech that is modulated synchronously or asynchronously across frequency. J Acoust Soc Am. 2008 Feb;123(2):955-62.
  • Buss E. The effect of masker level uncertainty on intensity discrimination. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2008;123(1):254-64.
  • Buss E. Across-channel interference in intensity discrimination: The role of practice and listening strategy. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2008;123(1):265-72.
  • Buss E, Pillsbury HC, Buchman CA, Pillsbury CH, Clark MS, et al. Multi-center US bilateral MED-EL cochlear implantation study: Speech perception over the first year of use. Ear and Hearing 2008;29(1):20-32.
  • Grose JH, Buss E. Within- and across-channel gap detection in cochlear implant listeners. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2007;122(6):3651-8.
  • Hall JW, Buss E, Grose JH. Binaural comodulation masking release: effects of interaural masker correlation. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2006;120(6):3878-88.
  • Buss E, Hall JW, Grose JH. Development and the role of internal noise in detection and discrimination thresholds with narrowband stimuli. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2006;120(5): 2777-88.
  • Grose JH, Hall JW, Buss E.  Temporal processing deficits in the pre-senescent auditory system. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2006; 119(4):2305-15.
  • Hall JW, Buss E, Grose JH. Comodulation detection differences for fixed-frequency and roved-frequency maskers. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2006;119(2):1021-8.
  • Grose JH, Hall JW, Buss E, Hatch DR. Detection of spectrally complex signals in comodulated maskers: Effect of temporal fringe. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2005;118(6):3774-82.
  • Hall JW, Buss E, Grose JH. Informational masking release in children and adults. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2005;118(3):1605-13.
  • Bassim M, Buss E, Clark MS, Kölln KA., Pillsbury CH, Pillsbury HC, Buchman CA. MED-EL Combi40+ Cochlear Implantation in Adults. Laryngoscope 2005;115(9):1568-73.
  • Cullen RD, Higgins,C, Buss E, Clark M, Pillsbury HC, Buchman C A. Cochlear implantation in patients with substantial residual hearing. Laryngoscope 2004;114(12):2218-23.
  • Buss E, Hall JW, Grose JH. Temporal fine-structure cues to speech and pure tone modulation in patients with sensorineural hearing loss. Ear and Hearing 2004;25(3):242-50.
  • Buss E, Hall JW, Grose JH. Spectral integration of synchronous and asynchronous cues to consonant identification. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2004;115(5 Pt 1):2278-85.
  • Chung BJ, Hall JW, Buss E, Grose JH, Pillsbury HC. Meniere’s disease: Effects of glycerol on tasks involving temporal processing. Audiology & Neuro-Otology 2004;9(2):115-24.
  • Hall JW, Buss E, Grose JH, Dev MB. Developmental effects in temporal resolution of binaural hearing. Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research 2004;47(1):13-20.
  • Grose JH, Hall JW, Buss E. Duration discrimination in listeners with Cochlear and Hearing loss: Effects of stimulus type and frequency. Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research 2004;47(1):5-12.