Yang-Soo Yoon, Ph.D.

Yang-Soo Yoon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
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Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Dr. Yoon joined the Baylor faulty in 2018. 

Education

  • B.E., Seoul National University of Science & Technology (1993)
  • M.S., Texas A&M University-Kingsville (1996)
  • Ph.D.,  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2008)

Research

Dr. Yoon focuses on two high-impact clinical needs in audiology: improving speech perception in noise by optimizing integration process in binaural hearing and developing a new effective treatment for noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus. These areas are investigated in a highly interdisciplinary manner using psychoacoustic, electrophysiological, and engineering paradigms. In speech perception study, two specific aims set forth: (1) to determine how brain integrates spectral and temporal information processed by a hearing aid ear and a cochlear implant ear and (2) to enhance integration for process for improved speech perception in noise. The study is supported by NIH.

The immediate goal of the noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus study is to enhance the hearing threshold at the most damaged region by manipulating the physical properties of the basilar membrane. Two specific aims are (1) To determine biomaterial, its physical dimensions, and location to be placed on basilar membrane for optimal frequency transposing using computer simulations and (2) To test simulated transposed frequency response using an artificial human basilar membrane.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • CSD 4368 Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation
  • CSD 4V87 Applied Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • CSD 6314 MATLAB Programming for Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Recent Publications

Yoon Y.S., Mills I, Toliver B, Park C, Whitaker G, Drew C. “Comparisons in Frequency Difference Limens Between Sequential and Simultaneous Listening Conditions in Normal-Hearing Listeners.” Am J Audiol. 2021 Jun 14;30(2):266-274. doi: 10.1044/2021_AJA-20-00134. 

Yoon Y.S., Boren C.M., Diaz B. “Effect of Realistic Test Conditions on Spectral and Temporal Processing in Normal-Hearing Listeners.” .Am J Audiol. 2021 Mar 10;30(1):160-169. doi: 10.1044/2020_AJA-20-00120. 

Yoon Y.S., Gooler D.M., Gho J.S (2019). “Perceptual Confusions for Temporally Smoothed Envelope of Consonants in Normal Hearing Listeners” Clinical Archives of Communication Disorders, 4(2): 113-127.

Yoon Y.S., Shin, Y.R., Kim J.M., Coltisor A., Chun Y.M. (2019) “Optimizing Maps for Electric Acoustic Stimulation Users” Cochlear Implants International. doi: 0.1080/14670100.2019.1572939

Yoon Y.S., Riley B., Patel Hanna, Frost A., Fillmore P., Gifford R., Hansen J. (2019) “Enhancement of Consonant Recognition in Bimodal and Normal Hearing Listeners” Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology, 128(6S):139S-145S https://doi.org/10.1177/0003489419832625

For complete list from NIH Library of Medicine:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/1fG03m4oNcaQx/bibliography/47068571/public/?sort=date&direction=ascending

Editorial Board

  • 2016 - present: Review Editor for Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
  • 2018 - present: Associate Editorial for Clinical Archives of Communication Disorders