Gerald D. Kidd Jr., PhD

Gerald D. Kidd Jr., PhD

Title
Professor
Director, Psychoacoustics Laboratory
Email
gkidd@bu.edu
Phone
617-353-7360/7481
Education
Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychoacoustics, Harvard University, 1984
Ph.D., Hearing Science, Purdue University, 1981
M.S., Audiology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 1977
B.A., Speech and Hearing, University of Oklahoma, 1975
Website or Lab
Hearing Research Center
CV
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Courses Taught

  • Acoustics, Physiology and Perception of Speech, Boston University
  • Hearing and Speech Science I., Boston University
  • Hearing and Speech Science II., Boston University
  • Journal Review Seminar, Boston University
  • Speech Perception and Intelligibility, Boston University
  • Computer Methods in Speech and Hearing Research, Boston University
  • Psychoacoustics, Boston University
  • Seminar in Experimental Audiology, Boston University
  • Seminar on Hearing Aids and other Auditory Prostheses, Boston University

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests

  • Psychoacoustics, Speech Perception and Intelligibility, Cognitive Factors in Hearing

Recent Publications

Kidd, G. Jr., Mason, C.R. and Best, V. (2014) “The role of syntax in maintaining the integrity of streams of speech,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 135, 766-777

Favrot, S., Mason, C.R. and Kidd, G. Jr. (2014) “Influence Of A Microphone Array On Speech-On-Speech Masking Psychometric Functions,” Proceedings of the 40th Annual German Conference on Acoustics (DAGA), Oldenburg, Germany

Kidd, G. Jr., Mason, C.R., Streeter, T., Thompson, E., Best, V. and Wakefield, G.W. (2013) “Perceiving sequential dependencies in auditory streams,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 134, 1215-1231

Best, V., Thompson, E., Mason, C.R. and Kidd, G. Jr. (2013) “Spatial release from masking in normally hearing and hearing-impaired listeners as a function of the spectral overlap of competing talkers” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. (L), 133, 3677-3680

Favrot, S., Mason, C.R., Streeter, T. Desloge, J. and Kidd, G. Jr. (2013) “Performance of a highly directional microphone array in a reverberant environment,” Proceedings of the International. Conf. on Acoustics/Acoustical Society of America, Montreal, Canada, vol. 18, 8 pages

Swaminathan, J., Mason, C.R., Streeter, T., Best, V. and Kidd, G. Jr. (2013) “Spatial release from masking for noise-vocoded speech,” Proceedings of the International Conf. on Acoustics/Acoustical Society of America, Montreal, Canada, vol. 19, 8 pages

Best, V., Thompson, E.R., Mason, C.R. and Kidd, G. Jr. (2013) “An energetic limit on spatial release from masking” J. Assoc. Res. Otolaryn., 14, 603-610

Kidd, G. Jr., Favrot, S., Desloge, J., Streeter, T., and Mason, C.R. (2013) “Design and preliminary  testing of a visually-guided hearing aid,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 133, EL202-207

Best, V., Marrone, N., Mason, C.R. and Kidd, G. Jr. (2012) “The influence of non-spatial factors on measures of spatial release from masking,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 131, 3103-3110

Kidd, G. Jr., Richards, V.M, Streeter, T., Mason, C.R. and Haung, R. (2011) “Contextual effects in the identification of nonspeech auditory patterns,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 130, 3926-3938

Best, V., Mason, C.R. and Kidd, G. Jr., (2011) “Spatial release from masking as a function of the temporal overlap of competing maskers”,  J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 129, 1616-1625

Recent Grant Activity

Principal Investigator, “Top-down control of selective amplification,” awarded to Boston University by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, R01 DC013286, 2014-present

Research Core Director, “A Sound Field Laboratory,” awarded to Boston University by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, H. Steven Colburn, Principal Investigator of P30 Award “Research Core Center: Boston University Hearing Research Center,” 2000-present

Principal Investigator, Research Grant “Central factors in auditory masking,” awarded to   Boston University by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, R01 DC04545, 2000-present

Principal Investigator, Research Grant “Spatial hearing, attention, and informational masking in speech identification,” awarded to Boston University by the United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research, FA9550-12-1-0171, 2005-present

Co-Principal Investigator, Research Grant: “Binaural hearing,” awarded to Boston University by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, R01 DC00100, H. Steven Colburn, Principal Investigator, 1992-present

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2000
  • Fellow, Acoustical Society of America, 1997
  • Award of Merit, Sargent College of Allied Health Professions, Boston University, 1989

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, (1981-2010)