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Katelyn A. Berg

PhD Candidate


Cochlear Implant Research Lab, Principal Investigator: Dr. René H. Gifford

Education:

  • B.A., Music Performance & Psychology, 2015, Saint Olaf College (Northfield, MN)
  • Au.D., Audiology, 2019, Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)

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Research Description:

I work towards improving adult and pediatric cochlear implant outcomes in complex listening environments, like speech in noise and music. My research focuses on optimizing and individualizing programming parameters for cochlear implant recipients using image-guided techniques.

Awards:

ASHFoundation Graduate Student Scholarship Award Recipient (2020)

Publications:

Berg K., Noble J., Dawant B., Dwyer R., Labadie R., and Gifford R. (In Prep). Effect of stimulation rate on cochlear implant speech recognition and sound quality judgements.

Berg K., Burchesky M., Roberts J., & Gifford, R. (In Prep). A longitudinal assessment of spectral modulation detection with adult cochlear implant users.

Berg K., Noble J., Dawant B., Dwyer R., Labadie R., and Gifford R. (Under review). Speech recognition as a function of the number of channels for MED-EL electrode arrays.

Berg K., Noble J., Dawant B., Dwyer R., Labadie R., and Gifford R. (2020). Speech recognition as a function of the number of channels: Effects of scalar location and electrode type. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 147(5), 3646-3656. doi: 10.1121/10.0001316

Berg K., Noble, J., Dawant, B., Dwyer, R., Labadie, R., & Gifford, R. (2019). Speech recognition and music as a function of the number of channels in modern cochlear implant users. Frontiers in Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2019.00999

Berg K, Noble J, Dawant B, Dwyer R, Labadie R, and Gifford R. (2019). Speech recognition as a function of the number of channels in perimodiolar electrode recipients. J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 145(3), 1556-1564. doi: 10.1121/1.5092350

Sladen, D. P., Nie, Y., & Berg, K. (2018). Investigating Speech Recognition and listening effort with different device configurations in adult cochlear implant users. Cochlear Implants International, 19(3), 119-130. doi:10.1080/14670100.2018.1424513