Dr. Emily Buss

Professor
Chief, Division of Auditory Research

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:

  • Professor, Dept. of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UNC, 2012- present
  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UNC, 2007-2012
  • 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:

  • Robert W. Peters Award for Research Mentoring, 2014
  • Fellow, Acoustical Society of America, 2010

Recent Publications:
Books and Chapters

  • Buss, E., and Leibold, L.J. (2016). ”Hearing,” in M. H. Bornstein (Ed) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development, SAGE Publications.
  • Buss, E., Hall, J.W., and Grose, J.H. (2012). “Development of auditory coding as reflected in psychophysical performance,” in L. Werner, R.R. Fay and A.N. Popper (Eds) Human Auditory Development, Springer.
  • Grose, J.H., Hall, J.W., and Buss, E. (2005). “Across-channel spectral processing,” in M.S. Malmierca and D.R.F. Irvine (Eds) Auditory Spectral Processing, Elsevier, San Diego, p. 87-119.
  • Grose, J.H., Hall, J.W., and Buss, E. (2001). “Signal detection in maskers with multiple modulations,” in A.J.M. Houtsma, A. Kohlrausch, V.F. Prijs, and R. Schoonhoven (Eds) Physiological and Psychophysical Bases of Auditory Function, Shaker Publishing BV, Maastricht, 258-265.

Refereed Papers/Articles

  • Grose, J.H., Porter, H.L., and Buss, E. (2016) “Aging and spectro-temporal integration of speech,” Trends in Hearing, EPub ahead of print.
  • 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, EPub ahead of print.
  • 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.
  • Dillon, M, T., Buss, E., Adunka, O. F., Buchman, C. A., and Pillsbury, H. C. (2015) “Influence of test condition on performance with electric-acoustic stimulation,” American Journal of Audiology, 25, 133-140.
  • Grose, J. H., Mamo, S. K., Buss, E., and Hall. J. W. (2015) “Temporal processing deficits in middle age,” Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 24, 91-93.
  • Buss, E., Dai, H., and Hall, J. W. (2015) “Effect of stimulus bandwidth and duration on monaural envelope correlation perception,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137, EL51-EL57.
  • Dai, H., and Buss, E. (2015) “Optimal integration of multiple observations from Poisson sources,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137, EL20-EL25.
  • Hillock-Dunn, A., Taylor, C., Buss, E., and Leibold, L. J. (2015) “Assessing speech perception in children with hearing loss: What conventional clinical tools may miss,” Ear and Hearing, 36, 57-60.
  • Buss, E., Calandruccio, L., and Hall, J.W. (2015) “Masked sentence recognition assessed at ascending target-to-masker ratios: Modest effects of repeating stimuli,” Ear and Hearing, 36, 14-22.
  • Leibold, L. J., Hodson, H., McCreery, R. W., Calandruccio, L, and Buss, E. (2014) “Effects of low-pass filtering on the perception of word-final plurality markers in children and adults with normal hearing,” America Journal of Audiology, 23, 351-358.
  • Browning, J., Buss, E., and Leibold, L. J. (2014) “Preliminary evaluation of a two-interval, two-alternative infant behavioral testing procedure,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 136, EL236-EL241.
  • Calandruccio, L., Gomez, B., Buss, E., and Leibold, L.J. (2014) “Development and preliminary evaluation of a pediatric Spanish-English speech perception task,” American Journal of Audiology, 23, 158-172.
  • Hall, J. W. III, Buss, E., and Grose, J. H. (2014) “Development of speech glimpsing in synchronously and asynchronously modulated noise,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 135, 3594-3600.
  • Buss, E., Taylor, C., and Leibold, L. J. (2014) “Factors affecting sensitivity to frequency change in school-age children and adults,” Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 57, 1972-1982.
  • Buss, E., Hall, J. W. III, Porter, H. L., and Grose, J. H. (2014) “Gap detection in school-age children and adults: Effects of inherent envelope modulation and the availability of cues across frequency,” Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 57, 1098-1107.
  • Dillon, M. T., Buss, E., Pillsbury, H. C., Adunka, O. F., Buchman, C. A., and Adunka, M. C. (2014) “Effects of hearing aid settings for electric-acoustic stimulation,” Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 25, 133-140.
  • Hillock-Dunn, A., Buss, E., Duncan, N., Roush, P. A., and Leibold, L. J. (2014) “Effects of nonlinear frequency compression on speech identification in children with hearing loss,” Ear and Hearing, 35, 353-365.
  • Baker, M., Buss, E., Jacks, A., Taylor, C., and Leibold, L.J. (2014) “Children’s perception of speech produced in a two-talker background,” Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 57, 327-337.
  • Calandruccio, L., Buss, E., and Hall, J.W. (2014) “Effects of linguistic experience on the ability to benefit from temporal and spectral modulation,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 135, 1335-1343.
  • Bonino, A. Y., Leibold, L. J., and Buss, E. (2013) “Effect of signal-temporal uncertainty in children and adults: Tone detection in noise or a random-frequency masker,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 134, 4446-4457.
  • Grose, J. H., Buss, E., Porter, H. L., and Hall, J. W. III (2013) “Across-frequency envelope correlation discrimination and masked signal detection,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 134, 1205-1214.
  • Leibold, L. J., and Buss, E. (2013) “Children’s identification of consonants in a speech-shaped noise or a two-talker masker,” Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 56, 1144-1155.
  • Dillon, M., Buss, E., Adunka, M. C., King, E. R., Pillsbury, H. C., Adunka, O. F., and Buchman, C. A. (2013) “Long-term speech perception in elderly cochlear implant users,” Archives of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, 139, 279-283.
  • Leibold, L. J., Hillock-Dunn, A., Duncan, N., Roush, P.A., and Buss, E (2013) “Influence of hearing loss on children’s identification of spondee words in a speech-shaped noise or a two-talker masker,” Ear and Hearing, 34, 575-584.
  • Buss, E., He, S., Grose, J.H., and Hall, J.W. III (2013) “The monaural temporal window based on masking period pattern data in school-aged children and adults,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 133, 1586-1597.
  • Buss, E., Grose, J.H., and Hall, J.W. III (2013) “Factors affecting the processing of intensity in school-aged children,” Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 56, 71-80.
  • Buss, E., Hall, J. W., and Grose, J. H. (2013) “Effects of masker envelope irregularities on tone detection in narrowband and broadband noise maskers,” Hearing Research, 294, 73-81.
  • Hall, J.W., Buss, E., and Grose, J.H. (2013) “Wideband monaural envelope correlation perception,” Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 787, 383-390.
  • Bonino, A. Y., Leibold, L. J., and Buss, E. (2013) “Release from perceptual masking for children and adults: Benefit of a carrier phrase,” Ear and Hearing, 34, 3-14.
  • Buss, E., Hall, J.W., and Grose, J.H. (2013) “Monaural envelope correlation perception for bands narrower or wider than a critical band,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 133, 405-416.
  • Ozmeral, E., Buss, E., and Hall, J. W. III (2012) “Asynchronous glimpsing of speech: spread of masking and task set-size,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 132, 1152-1164.
  • Park, L.R., Teagle, H.F.B., Buss, E., Roush, P.A., and Buchman, C.A. (2012) “Effects of frequency compression hearing aids for unilaterally implanted children with acoustically amplified residual hearing in the nonimplanted ear,” Ear and Hearing, 33, e1-e12.
  • Hall, J.W. III, Buss, E., Grose, J.H., and Roush, P.A. (2012) “Effects of age and hearing impairment on the ability to benefit from temporal and spectral modulation,” Ear and Hearing, 33, 340-348.
  • Buss, E., Grose, J. H., and Hall, J. W. III (2012) “Frequency discrimination under conditions of comodulation masking release,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 131, 2557-2560.
  • Grose, J. H., Buss, E., and Hall, J. W. (2012) “Binaural beat salience,” Hearing Research, 285, 40-45.
  • 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 across-frequency 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 after bilateral simultaneous cochlear implantation continue to improve 4 years after implantation,” Otology & Neurotology, 30, 153-159.
  • Buss, E., Hall, J.W. III, and Grose, J.H. (2009) “Psychometric functions for pure tone intensity discrimination: slope differences in school-aged children and adults,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 125, 1050-1058.
  • Grose, J.H., Buss, E., and Hall, J.W. III, (2009). “Within- and across-channel factors in the multiband comodulation masking release paradigm,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 125, 282-293.
  • Adunka, O.F., Buss, E., Clark, M.S., Pillsbury, H.C., and Buchman, C.A. (2008) “Effect of preoperative residual hearing on speech perception after cochlear implantation,” Laryngoscope, 118, 2044-2049.
  • Buss, E., and Hall, J.W. III (2008) “Factors contributing to comodulation masking release with dichotic maskers,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 124, 1905-1908.
  • Blanks, D. A., Buss, E., Grose, J. H., Fitzpatrick, D. C., and Hall, J. W. III (2008) “Interaural time discrimination of envelopes carried on high-frequency tones as a function of level and interaural carrier mismatch,” Ear and Hearing, 29, 674-683.
  • Eapen, R.J., Buss, E., Grose, J.H., Drake, A.F., Dev, M.B., and Hall, J.W. III (2008) “The development of frequency weighting for speech in children with a history of otitis media with effusion,” Ear and Hearing, 29, 718-724.
  • Hall J.W. III, Buss, E., and Grose, J.H. (2008) “Spectral integration of speech bands in normal-hearing and hearing-impaired listeners,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 124, 1105-1115.
  • Hall, J. W., Buss, E., and Grose, J. H. (2008). “Comodulation detection differences in children and adults,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123, 2213-2219.
  • Grose, J. H., Buss, E., and Hall, J. W. III (2008). “Gap detection in modulated noise: Across-frequency facilitation and interference,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123(2), 998-1007.
  • Hall, J. W., Buss, E., and Grose, J. H. (2008). “The effect of hearing impairment on the identification of speech that is modulated synchronously or asynchronously across frequency,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123, 955-962.
  • Buss, E. (2008) “The effect of masker level uncertainty on intensity discrimination,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123, 254-264.
  • Buss, E. (2008) “Across-channel interference in intensity discrimination: The role of practice and listening strategy,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123, 265-272.
  • Buss, E., Pillsbury, H. C., Buchman, C. A., Pillsbury, C. H., Clark, M. S., Haynes, D. S., Labadie, R. F., Amberg, S., Roland, P. S., Kruger, P., Novak, M. A., Wirth, J. A., Black, J. M., Peters, R., Lake, J., Wackym, P. A., Firszt, J. B., Wilson, B. S., Lawson, D. T., Schatzer, R., D’Haese, P. S. C., and Barco, A. L. (2008) “Multicenter US bilateral MED-EL cochlear implantation study: Speech perception over the first year of use,” Ear and Hearing, 29, 20-32.
  • Grose, J.H., and Buss, E. (2007) “Within- and across-channel gap detection in cochlear implant listeners,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 122, 3651-3658.
  • Hall, J. W. 3rd, Buss, E., and Grose, J.H. (2007) “Spectral integration and wideband analysis in gap detection and overshoot paradigms,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 122, 3598-3608.
  • Blanks, D. A., Roberts, J. M., Buss, E., Hall III, J. W., and Fitzpatrick, D. C. (2007) “Neural and behavioral sensitivity to interaural time differences using amplitude modulated tones with mismatched carrier frequencies,” Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 8, 393-408.
  • Grose, J. H., Hall III, J. W., and Buss, E. (2007) “Gap duration discrimination for frequency-asymmetric gap markers: Psychophysical and electrophysiological findings,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 122, 446-457.
  • Buss, E., Hall III, J. W., and Grose, J. H. (2007) “Individual differences in the masking level difference with a narrowband masker at 500 or 2000 Hz,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 121, 411-419.
  • Hall III, J. W., Buss, E., and Grose, J. H. (2007) “The binaural temporal window in adults and children,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 121, 401-410.