• Position: Associate Professor 
  • Department: Audiology
  • Campus Address: Health Professions Building 2167
  • Phone: 989-774-4405
  • Email: zheng4y@cmich.edu
  • AUD 720 Anatomy and Physiology Underlying Neuro-Otology
  • AUD 750 Advanced Hearing Science
  • AUD 773 Advanced Amplification Fitting Strategies
  • AUD 863 Professional Issues in the Practice of Audiology

Degrees and Universities

M.D., Suzhou Medical College, China 1996
Sc.D., Montclair State University 2011

Professional Organizations

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Research Areas

Diagnostic audiology, cochlear implants, amplification, and aural rehabilitation


Laffoon, S., Stewart, M., Zheng, Y., & Meinke, D. (2018 submitted). Conventional Audiometry, Extended High-Frequency Audiometry, and DPOAEs in Youth Recreational Firearm Users. International Journal of Audiology.

Zheng, Y., & Guan, J. (2018). Cochlear synaptopathy: A review of hidden hearing loss. Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Disorders and Treatments, 1(1), http://sciforschenonline.org/journals/otorhinolaryngology-disorders-treatments/JODT-1-105.php.

Zheng, Y., Koehnke, J., & Besing, J. (2017). Combined effect of noise and reverberation on sound localization for listeners with normal hearing and bilateral cochlear implants. American Journal of Audiology, 26, 519-530. doi:10.1044/2017_AJA-16-0101.

Zheng, Y. (2017). Binaural sound processing in noise and reverberation for listeners with cochlear implants. Journal of Phonetics and Audiology, 3,132. doi: 10.4172/2471-9455.1000132.

Zheng, Y., Koehnke, J., & Besing, J. (2016).  Effects of Reverberation on Sound Localization for Bilateral Cochlear Implant Users.  Journal of Phonetics and Audiology, 2, 108. doi 10.4172/jpay.1000108.

Zheng, Y., Skerlick, D., & Spitzer, J. (2012).  Long term effects of cochlear implantation on quality of life and perception of handicap.  Journal of the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology; 44, 41-52.

Zheng, Y., Koehnke, J., Besing, J., & Spitzer, J. (2011). Effects of Noise and Reverberation on Virtual Sound Localization for Listeners with Bilateral Cochlear Implants. Ear & Hearing, 32, 569-572.

Xu, L., & Zheng, Y. (2007).  Spectral and temporal cues for phoneme recognition in noise. Journal of the Acoustic Society of America, 122, 1758-1764.

Honors and Recognitions:

Audiology/Hearing Science Research Travel Award, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Mentored student: H. Borton. 2018

Student Research Presentation Award, National Hearing Conservation Association conference. Mentored student: S. Laffoon. 2018

Faculty Research and Creative Endeavors Premier Display Grant, Central Michigan University, 2018

Graduate Student Research & Creative Endeavors Grant, Office of Research and Graduate Studies, Central Michigan University. Mentored students: H. Borton; M. Guith; A. Knights; & S. Laffoon. 2017-2018

The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions Student Research and Creative Work Grant, Central Michigan University. Mentored students: H. Borton; C. Hug; & M. Guith. 2017-2018

Student Research Award, the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Central Michigan University. Mentored students: A. Bookmyer; C. Hug; & N. Schmidt. 2017-2018

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Award for Continuing Education, 2014-2017

Early Career Grant, College of Health Professions, Central Michigan University, 2016

Nomination for Faculty Excellence Exhibition, Central Michigan University, 2015

Mentored Doctoral Student Award from National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), 2011

Resident and Graduate Student Poster Session grant from the National Institute of Health and the American Auditory Society, 2011

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2010 Audiology/Hearing Science Research Travel Award, 2010

Mentored Doctoral Student Research Poster Session grant from the National Institute of Health and the American Auditory Society, 2010

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2009 Student Research Grant in Audiology, 2009

Ohio University Dean of Student Citation, 2006

Peter W. Jusczyk Memorial Fellowship, 2005