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ZHENG, YUNFANG

Associate Professor

FACULTY

Biography

Yunfang Zheng, Sc.D., M.D., CCC-A, is an associate professor of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Central Michigan University. Dr. Zheng's research interests include diagnostic audiology, amplification, cochlear implant, and aural rehabilitation with the goal of helping individuals with hearing difficulties achieve a better quality of life.

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Refereed Publications

  • Zheng, Y., Swanson, J., Koehnke, J., & Guan, J. (under review). Sound localization of listeners with normal hearing, impaired hearing, hearing aids, and cochlear implants: A review.
  • Laffoon, S., Stewart, M., Zheng, Y., & Meinke, D. (2019). Conventional audiometry, extended high-frequency audiometry, and DPOAEs in youth recreational firearm users. International Journal of Audiology, 58(sup1):S40-S48. doi: 10.1080/14992027.2018.1536833.
  • 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. (2015). Welcome message from the editor. Journal of Phonetics and Audiology. 1, e104. doi:10.4172/2471-9455.1000e104.
  • 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.

National and International Conference Presentations

  • Zheng, Y., Guan, J., & Lapp, E. (March 2022). Spatial separation of speech and noise benefit in reverberation for elders with mild to severe loss. Poster presentation at American Academy of Audiology Conference, St. Louis, MO.
  • Zheng, Y., Guan, J., Rose, A., Koehnke, J., & Besing, J. (March 2022). Speech intelligibility gain in reverberation for elders with binaural losses with amplification. Poster presentation at American Academy of Audiology Conference, St. Louis, MO.
  • Zheng, Y., Guan, J., Latus-Kennedy, C., Koehnke, J., & Besing, J. (March 2022). Speech perception in noise and reverberation in elders with mild to severe loss with hearing aids. Poster presentation at American Academy of Audiology Conference, St. Louis, MO.
  • Zheng, Y. (November 2021). Hidden hearing loss: Diagnosis and treatment. Invited oral presentation as a plenary speaker/delegate at the international conference on otorhinolaryngology, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Zheng, Y., Didion, K., & Ferguson, N. (November 2021). Comparisons of traditional and otoscan ear impression techniques, earmold comfort, and audiology clinical implications. Poster virtual presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Washington, DC.
  • Zheng, Y. & Rusinowski, R. (November 2021). Venting and fitting formula effects on hearing aid fitting in listeners with sloping hearing loss. Poster virtual presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Washington, DC.
  • Zheng, Y., Guan, J., & Bookmyer, A. (April 2020). Effects of air bone gap on hearing aid fitting acoustically and perceptually. Poster virtual presentation at American Academy of Audiology Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Zheng, Y., Guan, J., & Wilcox, A. (April 2020). Effects of hearing loss on word and phoneme recognition in noise and reverberation. Poster virtual presentation at American Academy of Audiology Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Zheng, Y., Guan, L., & Kramer, K. (March 2019). Word and phoneme recognition in noise and reverberation in bimodal cochlear implant users: A pilot study. Poster and podium presentations at American Academy of Audiology Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • Zheng, Y., Guan, J., Kramer, K., Koehnke, J., & Guith, M. (March 2019). Speech intelligibility gain in reverberation in bimodal cochlear implant users: A pilot study. Poster and podium presentations at American Academy of Audiology Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • Kohnen, S., & Zheng, Y. (March 2019). QuickSIN and COSI as measurements of hearing aid performance in noise. Poster presentation at American Academy of Audiology Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • Zheng, Y., Borton, H., Guan, J. Kramer, K., Koehnke, J., & Besing, J. (November 2018). Speech intelligibility gain in reverberation in bilateral cochlear implant users.
  • Bookmyer, A., Zheng, Y., Nelson, D., Guan, J., & Rowlett, J. (July 2018). The effects of conductive components in the audiogram on hearing aid fitting. Poster presentation at the 8th international symposium on middle mechanics in research and otology, Shanghai, China.
  • Zheng, Y., & Guan, J. (April 2018). Effect of age, noise and reverberation on word and phoneme recognition in normal hearing listeners. Poster presentation at American Academy of Audiology Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Zheng, Y., Borton, H., Guan, J. Kramer, K., Koehnke, J., & Besing, J. (April 2018). Speech intelligibility gain in reverberation in bilateral cochlear implant users: A pilot study. Poster presentation and invited Mini Module presentation at American Academy of Audiology Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Zheng, Y., Guan, L., Kramer, K., & Borton, H. (April 2018). Word and phoneme recognition in noise and reverberation in cochlear implant users: A pilot study. Poster presentation at American Academy of Audiology Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Zheng, Y., Hug, C., Guan, L. Koehnke, J., & Besing, J. (April 2018). Age and reverberation effect on speech intelligibility gain in normal hearing listeners. Poster presentation at American Academy of Audiology Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Laffoon, S., Zheng, Y., Stewart, & M., Meinke, D. (April 2018). The effect of youth firearm shooting habits on hearing. Poster presentation at American Academy of Audiology Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Laffoon, S., Stewart, M., Zheng, Y., & Meinke, D. (February 2018). Extended high frequency pure tone audiometric outcomes in youth firearm users. Podium presentation at the Annual meeting of the National Hearing Conservation Conference, Orlando FL.
  • Zheng, Y., Guan, J., Hug, C., Guith, M., & Borton, H. (November 2017). Effect of age, noise & reverberation on word & phoneme recognition: A pilot study. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Zheng, Y., Hug, C., Koehnke, J., Besing, J., Guan, J., Guith, M., & Borton, H. (November 2017). Age effect on speech intelligibility gain in reverberation in normal hearing listeners: A pilot study. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Greene, G., & Zheng, Y. (November 2017). Cochlear synaptopathy: A review of hidden hearing Loss. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Gerard, K., & Zheng, Y. (November 2017). Fit hearing aids or cochlear implant(s): A case study. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Zheng, Y., Koehnke, J., Besing, J., Guan, J., Hug, C., Borton, H., & Guith, M. (April 2017). Speech intelligibility gain in reverberation in listeners with normal hearing. Poster presented at American Academy of Audiology Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Zheng, Y., Guan, J., Guith, M., Borton, H., & Hug, C. (April 2017). Word and phoneme recognition in noise and reverberation for listeners with normal hearing. Poster presented at American Academy of Audiology Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Zheng, Y. (April 2017). Auditory neuropathy with waardenburg syndrome: A case report. Poster presented at American Academy of Audiology Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Zheng, Y., Koehnke, J., & Besing, J. (November 2016). Effect of cochlear implant devices on sound localization in noise and reverberation. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Zheng, Y. (November 2016). Pediatric otoslerosis: A case report. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Zheng, Y., Koehnke, J., & Besing, J. (April 2015). Correlation of Speech Perception and Localization in Bilateral Cochlear Implant Users. Poster presented at American Academy of Audiology Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Zheng, Y., Koehnke, J., & Besing, J. (April 2015). Effect of Experience on Localization Ability of Bilateral Cochlear Implant Users. Poster presented at American Academy of Audiology Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Koehnke, J., Besing, J., Zheng, Y., Cooper, D., Ferise, A., Wambacq, I. (October 2011). Effects of noise, reverberation, and age on virtual localization. Poster presented at the Conference on Aging and Speech Communication, Bloomington, IN.
  • Zheng, Y., Koehnke, J., Besing, J., & Spitzer, J. (July 2011). Combined effects of noise and reverberation on BCI users’ virtual localization ability. Poster presented at the 13th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Chicago, IL.
  • Zheng, Y., Koehnke, J., Besing, J., & Spitzer, J. (April 2011). Effects of noise and reverberation on virtual sound localization. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Audiology, Chicago, IL.
  • Zheng, Y., Koehnke, J., Besing, J., & Spitzer, J. (March 2011). Noise and reverberation effects on BCI users’ virtual localization ability. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Zheng, Y., Skerlick, D., & Spitzer, J. (November 2010). Cochlear Implantation Effects on Quality of Life and Handicap Perception. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Zheng, Y., Skerlick, D., & Spitzer, J. (April 2010). Long term effects of cochlear implantation on quality of life and perception of handicap. Podium presentation at the Annual Meeting of the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Saratoga Springs, NY.
  • Skerlick, D., Zheng, Y., & Spitzer, J. (April 2010). A case study: The effects of cochlear implantation on the quality of life and perception of handicap in an octogenarian. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Saratoga Springs, NY.
  • Zheng, Y., Koehnke, J., Besing, J., & Spitzer, J. (March 2010). Effects of noise and reverberation on BCI users’ localization ability. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Xu, L., & Zheng, Y. (March 2006). Spectral and temporal cues for phoneme recognition in noise. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Zheng, Y., & Xu, L. (August 2005). Spectral and temporal cues for phoneme recognition in noise: Implications for cochlear implants. Poster presented at 2005 Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, Asilomar, CA.
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A)
  • ScD, Audiology, Montclair State University, 2011
  • MD, Nuclear Medicine, Suzhou Medical College, China, 1996

Dr. Zheng's research interests include diagnostic audiology, amplification, cochlear implant, and aural rehabilitation. Dr. Zheng has mentored different areas of student doctoral research projects, including early identification of noise induced hearing loss; effect of age and hearing loss on speech perception in typical listening environments with noise and reverberation; how hearing aids and cochlear implants help listeners improve hearing in noise and reverberation; compared to the traditional ear impression, what will Otoscan bring to audiology; professional-fit vs. self-fit for the OTC hearing aid; tinnitus therapy; venting effect on hearing aid fitting outcomes; and sound localization.

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Holder, Audiology License, State of Michigan

Courses Taught

  • AUD 720:  Anatomy and Physiology Underlying Neuro-Otology
  • AUD 750:  Advanced Hearing Science
  • AUD 752:  Amplification for Individuals with Hearing Loss
  • AUD 773:  Advanced Amplification Fitting Strategies
  • AUD 863:  Professional Issues in the Practice of Audiology