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Valeriy_Shafiro@rush.edu
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Peer-reviewed Journal Articles:

Gygi, B. & Shafiro, V. (in press). Spatial and temproal modifications of multitalker speech can improve speech perception in older adults. Hearing Research.

Movsas, S., Hefferly, M., Movsas, B., Shafiro, V. (in press). An audiological analysis of stereotactic radiation strategies to preserve hearing in patients with vestibular schwannomas. Journal of Radiosurgery and SBRT.

Pizarek, R., Shafiro, V., McCarthy, P. (2013).Effect of computerized auditory training on speech perception of adults with hearing impairment. SIG 7 Perspectives on Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, 20, 91-106.

Cheng, J., Spitzer, J.B., Shafiro, V., Sheft, S., & Mancuso, D. (2013). Reliability measure of a clinical test: Appreciation of Music in Cochlear Implantees (AMICI). Journal of the American Academy of Audiology.24, 969-979.

Gygi, B. & Shafiro, V. (2013). Auditory and cognitive effects of aging on perception of environmental sounds in natural auditory scenes. Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research.56, 1373-1388.

Shafiro, V., Levy, E. S., Khamis-Dakwar, R., & Kharkhurin, A. (2013). Perceptual confusions of American-English vowels and consonants by native Arabic bilinguals. Language and Speech.56, 145-161. doi:10.1177/0023830912442925

Shafiro, V., Sheft, S., Gygi, B., & Ho, K. (2012). The influence of environmental sound training on the perception of spectrally degraded speech and environmental sounds. Trends in Amplification, 16 (2), 83-101.

Sheft, S., Shafiro, V., Lorenzi. C., McMullen, R., & Farrell, C. (2012). Effects of age and hearing loss on the relationship between discrimination of stochastic frequency modulation and speech perception. Ear and Hearing. doi: 10.1097/AUD.0b013e31825aab15

Gygi, B. & Shafiro, V. (2012). Spatial and temporal factors in a multitalker dual listening task. Acta Acoustica united with Acoustica. 98(1), 1420157.

Shafiro, V., Sheft, S., & Risley, R. (2011). Perception of interrupted speech: Effects of dual-rate gating on the intelligibility of words and sentences. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 130(4), 2076-2087.

Shafiro, V., Sheft, S., & Risley, R. (2011). Perception of interrupted speech: Cross-rate variation in the intelligibility of gated and concatenated sentences. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 130(2), EL108-EL114.

Shafiro, V., Gygi, B., Cheng, M.-Y., Vachhani, J., Mulvey, M. (2011). Perception of environmental sounds by experienced cochlear implant patients. Ear and Hearing. 32(4):511-523 PMID: 21248643

Gygi, B. & Shafiro, V. (2011). The incongruency advantage for environmental sounds presented in natural auditory scenes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 37(2):551-65.

Gygi, B. & Shafiro, V. (2010). Development of the Database for Environmental Sound Research and Application (DESRA): Design, Functionality, and Retrieval Considerations EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing. doi:10.1155/2010/654914

Shafiro, V., Gygi, B., Cheng, M.-Y., Vachhani, J., & Mulvey, M. (2009). Factors in the perception of environmental sounds by patients with cochlear implants. AudiologyOnline, Article 2260. Direct URL: http://www.audiologyonline.com/articles/article_detail.asp?article_id=2260.

Shafiro, V. & Kharkhurin, A. (2009). The role of native phonology in the auditory word identification and visual word recognition of Russian-English bilinguals. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 38(2), 93-110. DOI: 10.1007/s10936-008-9086-y. Link to abstract: http://www.springerlink.com/content/mvp7x26753l60n52/ .

Shafiro, V. (2008). Development of a large-item environmental sound test and the effects of short- term training with spectrally-degraded stimuli. Ear and Hearing, 29(5), 775-790.

Shafiro, V. (2008). Identification of environmental sounds with varying spectral resolution. Ear and Hearing, 29(3) , 401 - 420.

Shafiro, V. & Gygi, B. (2007). Perceiving the speech of multiple concurrent talkers: The relationship between selective and divided attention. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America-Express Letters, 122(6) , EL229 - EL235.

Strange, W., Weber, A., Levy, E., Shafiro, V., Hisagi, M., Nishi, K. (2007). Acoustic variability of German, French, and American vowels: Effects of phonetic context. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 122(2) , 1111-1129.

Shafiro, V & Raphael, L., J. (2007). Phonetic interpretation of white noise in stop and fricative contexts. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 36(6) , 457- 467.
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Gygi, B. & Shafiro, V. (2007). General functions and specific applications of environmental sound research. Frontiers of Bioscience, 12, 3152-3166. Link to abstract: http://www.bioscience.org/2007/v12/af/2303/list.htm .

Shafiro, V. & Gygi, B. (2004). How to select stimuli for environmental sound research and where to find them? Behavioral Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers, 36(4), 590 - 598.


Selected Proceedings, Book Chapters and Published Abstracts:

Sheft, S., Shafiro, V., & Cortese, K. (in press). Relationship of frequency-pattern training to speech perception. Auditory Plasticity Listening with the Brain. Ballerup Denmark:The Danavox Jubilee Foundation.

Novak, J. S., Archer, J., Shafiro, V., Kenyon, R., & Leigh, J. (2013). On-line audio dilation for human interaction. Proceedings of Interspeech, 1869-1871.

Shafiro, V., Sheft, S., Risley, R., & Gygi, B. (2013). Intelligibility of interrupted speech in listeners of different age and hearing status. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics. 19, 060105.

Sheft, S., Smayda, K., Shafiro, V., Maddox, T & Chandrasekaran, B. (2013). Effect of musical training on static and dynamic measures of spectral-pattern discrimination. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics. 19, 050025.

Smiljanic, R., Sheft, S., Chandrasekaran, B., Shafiro, V. (2013). Effect of speech clarity on perception of interrupted meaningful and anomalous sentences . Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics. 19, 060109.

Sheft, S., Risley, R., & Shafiro, V. (2012). Clinical measures of static and dynamic spectral-pattern discrimination in relationship to speech perception. In: Dau T, Jepsen ML, Poulsen T, Dalsgaard JC, editors. Speech Perception and Auditory Disorders. Ballerup Denmark:The Danavox Jubilee Foundation; pp. 481-488.

Shafiro, V., Sheft, S., & Risley, R. (2011). Temporal integration of interrupted speech: Effects of time compression and expansion on the intelligibility of words and sentences. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 129(4, Pt.2), 2384.

Giordano, B., Shafiro, V., & Kharkhurin, A. (2011). Accurate estimation of the temporal dynamics of bouncing events. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 129(4, Pt.2), 2594.

Shafiro, V., Sheft, S., & Risley, R. (2011). Effects of gating, concatenation, and time-expansion on the intelligibility of interrupted speech. Acta Acoustica united with Acoustica, 97 (Suppl. 1)., S105.

Shafiro, V., Sheft, S., Ho, K., & Gygi, B. (2010). Effects of training and exposure on the perception of spectrally degraded speech and environmental sounds. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 128, 2319.

Sheft, S., Shafiro, V., Kuvadia, S., Lorenzi, C. (2010). Intelligibility of temporally interrupted dual-band speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 128, 2320.

Gygi, B., & Shafiro, V. (2010). From signal to substance and back: Insights from environmental sound research to auditory display design. In S. Ystad, M. Aramaki, R. Kronland-Martinet & K. Jensen (Eds.), Auditory display: 6th international symposium, cmmr/icad 2009, copenhagen, denmark, may 18-22, 2009. Berlin / Heidelberg: Springer. http://www.icad.org/Proceedings/2009/GygiShafiro2009.pdf.

Shafiro, V., Kharkhurin, A., & Levy, E. (2009).  Perceptual confusions of American English vowels and consonants in Arabic-English bilingualsJournal of the Acoustical Society of America, 125(4 Pt. 2), 2762.

Gygi, B. & Shafiro, V. (2009). The Incongruency Advantage in Elderly vs. Young Normal-Hearing Listeners. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 125(4), 2724-2724.

Gygi, B. & Shafiro, V. (2008). The incongruency advantage for sounds in natural scenes. Proceedings of Audio Engineering Society, San Francisco, USA. Link to abstract: http://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=14738 .

Shafiro, V, Gygi, B., Cheng, M., Mulvey, M. & Holmes, B. (2008). Perception of speech and environmental sounds in cochlear implant patients. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America,123(5), 3303.

Gygi, B. & Shafiro, V. (2008). Environmental sound research as it stands today. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics. 1, 050002. 1 -18. DOI: 10.1121/1.2917563

Shafiro, V. (2007). Effects of training on the perception of environmental sounds with limited spectral resolution. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 121 , 3165.

Gygi, B. & Shafiro, V. (2007). The effects of auditory context on the identification of environmental sounds. Proceedings of the 19th International Congress on Acoustics, Madrid, Spain.

Gygi, B. & Shafiro, V. (2006). Effect of context on the identification of environmental sounds. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 119(5) , 3334.

Shafiro, V., Gygi, B., & Snapp, H. (2006). Relationships of performance accuracy, target call sign sensitivity, and response bias in the Coordinated Response Measure task. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 119(5) , 3334.

Shafiro, V. & Kharkhurin, A. (2005). The influence of native language phonology on auditory and visual word recognition in Russian-English bilinguals. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 118(3) , 1897.

Shafiro, V. & Gilichinskaya, Y. (2004). The role of spectral asynchrony in the identification of spectrally smeared environmental sounds. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 115(5) , 2459.

Shafiro, V. (2004). Acoustic correlates of the variation in the number of channels needed to identify the sources of familiar environmental sounds. Presentation at the 2004 Midwinter Research Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology.

Shafiro, V., Jenkins, J.J. & Strange, W. (2003). Identifying the sources of environmental sounds with a varying number of spectral channels. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 113(4) , 2326.


Other:

Shafiro, V. (2004). Perceiving the sources of environmental sounds with a varying number of spectral channels. Unpublished doctoral dissertation.

Shafiro, V. (Unpublished book review). Rethinking the science of sound: Is anyone listening?. A review of Barry Truax (2001). Acoustic Communication, 2nd edition, Ablex Publishing.


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