Joseph W. Hall, PhD

Joseph W. Hall, PhD

Professor
Chief, Division of Auditory Research

Specialty:

Psychoacoustics

Education:

  • PhD: Experimental Psychology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1976
  • MS: Audiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1980

Professional Experience:

  • Professor and Chief, Division of Auditory Research, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, 2001-present
  • Professor, Department of Medical Allied Health Professions, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Dept. of Medical Allied Health Professions, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, 1991-present.
  • Professor and Section Head of Audiology, Division of Otolaryngology, Dept. of Surgery, UNC School of Medicine, 1991-2001.
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Divsion of Otolaryngology/Head and neck Surgery, Dept. of Surgery, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, 1986-1988
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Communicative Disorders, Program in Audiology & Hearing Impairment, 1983-1986
  • Audiologist/Psychoacoustician, Institute of Hearing Research, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England, 1980-1983
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Aging, Duke University, Durham, NC, 1978-1980

Recent Honors:

  • Distinguished Achievement Award in Research, American Academy of Audiology, April 6, 2006.

Recent Publications:

  • Hall, J. W., Buss, E., and Grose, J. H. (2011). "Masked detection and discrimination of tone sequences under conditions of monaural and binaural masking release," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 129, 1482-1489.
  • Hall, J. W., Buss, E., and Grose, J. H. (2011). "Exploring the additivity of binaural and monaural masking release," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 129, 2080-2087.
  • Buss, E., and Hall, J.W. (2010). "The role of off-frequency masking in binaural hearing," J. Acoust. Soc. Am.,” 127, 3666-3677.
  • He, S., Buss, E., and Hall, J.W. (2010). "Monaural temporal integration and temporally selective listening in children and adults," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 127, 3643-3653.
  • Mlot, S., Buss, E., and Hall, J. W. (2010). "Spectral integration and bandwidth effects on speech recognition in school-aged children and adults," Ear Hear. 31, 56-62.
  • Buss, E., Grose, J. H., and Hall, J. W. (2009). "Features of across-frequency envelope coherence critical for comodulation masking release," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 126, 2455-2466.
  • Buss, E., and Hall, J. W. (2009). "Effects of masker envelope coherence on intensity discrimination," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 126, 2467-2478.
  • Buss, E., Whittle, L. N., Grose, J. H., and Hall, J. W. (2009). "Masking release for words in amplitude modulated noise as a function of modulation rate and task," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 126, 269-280.
  • Grose, J. H., Buss, E., and Hall, J. W., (2009). "Within- and across-channel factors in the multiband comodulation masking release paradigm," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 125, 282-293.
  • Buss, E., Grose, J. H., and Hall, J. W. (2009). "Psychometric functions for pure tone intensity discrimination: slope differences in school-aged children," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 125, 1050-1058.
  • 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.
  • 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," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 123, 955-962.
  • Grose, J. H., Buss, E., and Hall, J. W. (2008). "Gap detection in modulated noise: Across-frequency facilitation and interference," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 123, 998-1007.
  • Hall, J. W., Buss, E., and Grose, J. H. (2007). "Spectral integration and wideband analysis in gap detection and overshoot paradigms," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 122, 3598-3608.
  • Grose, J. H., Hall, J. W., and Buss, E. (2007). "Gap duration discrimination for frequency-asymmetric gap markers: Psychophysical and electrophysiological findings," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 122, 446-457.
  • Blanks, D. A., Roberts, J. M., Buss, E., Hall, J. W., and Fitzpatrick, D. C. (2007). "Neural and behavioral sensitivity to interaural time differences using amplitude modulated tones with mismatched carrier frequencies," Jaro-Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology 8, 393-408.
  • Hall, J. W., Buss, E., and Grose, J. H. (2007). "The binaural temporal window in adults and children," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 121, 401-410.
  • Buss, E., Hall, J. W., and Grose, J. H. (2007). "Individual differences in the masking level difference with a narrowband masker at 500 or 2000 Hz," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 121, 411-419.
  • Hall, J. W., Buss, E., and Grose, J. H. (2006). " Binaural comodulation masking release: effects of masker interaural correlation," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 120, 3878-3888.
  • Buss, E., Hall, J. W., and Grose, J. H. (2006). "Development and the role of internal noise in detection and discrimination thresholds with narrowband stimuli," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 120, 2777-2788.
  • Grose, J. H., Hall, J. W. III, and Buss, E. (2006). “Temporal processing deficits in the pre-senescent auditory system,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 119, 2305-2315.
  • Hall, J.W. III, Buss, E., and Grose, J.H. (2006). “Comodulation detection differences for fixed-frequency and roved-frequency maskers,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 119, 1021-1028.
  • Hall, J. W., Buss, E., and Grose, J. H. (2005). “Comodulation detection differences for fixed and roved frequency maskers,” J Acoust Soc Am 119, 1021-1028.
  • Grose, J. H., Hall, J. W., and Buss, E. (2005). " Detection of spectrally complex signals in comodulated maskers: Effect of temporal fringe," J Acoust Soc Am 118, 3774-3782.
  • Hall, J. W., Buss, E., and Grose, J. H. (2005). " Informational masking release in children and adults," J Acoust Soc Am 118, 1605-1613.