Michael J. Epstein
Associate Professor
Department: Department of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
Office: 112 Forsyth Building
 
Résumé/CV

Email: m.epstein@neu.edu

 
 

Refereed articles


Epstein, M. and Florentine, M. (2012) “Binaural loudness summation for speech with and without visual cues presented via earphones and loudspeakers,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 131 (5), 3981-8. PMID: 22559371 [PDF]


*Silva, I. and Epstein, M. (2012)  “Objective estimation of loudness growth in hearing-impaired listeners,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 131 (1), 353-62. PMID: 22280597 [PDF]


Kong, Y-Y, *Mullangi, A., Marozeau, J., and Epstein, M. (2011) “Temporal and Spectral Cues for Musical Timbre Perception in Electric Hearing,” Ear and Hearing 54(3):981-94. PMID: 21060140 [PDF]


Epstein, M., Marozeau, J., and Cleveland, S. (2010) “Listening Habits of iPod Users,” Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research 53(6):1472-7. PMID: 20689029


*Silva, I. and Epstein, M. (2010) “Estimating loudness growth from tone-burst evoked responses,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 127, 3629-42. PMID: 20550262 [PDF]


Epstein, M. and *Silva, I. (2009) “Analysis of parameters for the estimation of loudness from tone-burst otoacoustic emissions,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 125 (6), 3855-3864. PMID: 19507968


Epstein, M. and Florentine, M. (2009) “Binaural Loudness Summation for Speech and Tones Presented via Earphones and Loudspeakers,” Ear and Hearing 30(2), 234-237.  
(Also selected as “Most Thought Provoking Article of 2009” in ‘Hearing Journal:  June 2010 - Volume 63 - Issue 6 - pp 22,24,26’ – “The Best of 2009: Hearing Aids” by Mueller, G.H. and the “All-Around Favorite” article of 2009 in ‘Hearing Journal:  June 2010 - Volume 63 - Issue 6 - pp 34-36’ – “The Best of 2009: Hearing Science” by Hood, L.J.)
PMID: 19194294


Marozeau, J.  and Epstein, M. (2008) “Induced Loudness Reduction as function of frequency difference between test tone and inducer,” Perception and Psychophysics 70(4), 725-731. PMID: 18556934 [PDF]


Epstein, M. (2007) "An introduction to induced loudness reduction," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 122 (3), EL74-80. PMID: 17927311 [PDF]


Marozeau, J., Epstein, M., Florentine, M., and *Daley, B. (2006)  “A test of the  Binaural Equal-Loudness-Ratio Hypothesis for tones,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 120(6), 3870-3877. PMID: 17225414

 

Epstein, M. and Florentine, M. (2006) “Reaction time to 1- and 4-kHz tones as a   function of sensation level in normal listeners,” Ear and Hearing. 27(4):424-429. PMID: 16825891


Epstein, M. and *Gifford, E. (2006). "A potential carry-over effect in the measurement of induced loudness reduction," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 120, 305-309. PMID: 16875227


Epstein, M. and Florentine, M. (2006) “Loudness of brief tones measured by magnitude estimation and loudness matching,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 119, 1943. PMID: 16642806

Epstein, M. and Florentine, M. (2005). "A test of the Equal-Loudness-Ratio hypothesis using cross-modality matching functions," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 118(2). PMID: 16158646


Epstein, M. and Florentine, M. (2005). “Inferring basilar-membrane motion from tone-burst otoacoustic emissions and psychoacoustic measurements,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 117(1), 263-274. PMID: 15704419


Epstein, M., Buus, S, and Florentine, M. (2004). “The effects of window delay, delinearization, and frequency on tone-burst otoacoustic emission input/output measurements,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America  116(2), 1160-7. (Also selected for aggregate inclusion in the August 15, 2004 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research.) PMID: 15376681



Non-Refereed articles


Epstein, M. and Florentine, M. (2013) “Context effects in loudness,” Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics (Editor Refereed), Volume 19, pp. 050004 (5 pages).Joint meeting of the International Congress on Acoustics and the Acoustical Society of America, Montreal, Canada. [AIP] [PDF]


Florentine, M., and Epstein, M. (2011). Measures of the ecological

loudness of speech. In T. Dau, M. L., Jepsen, T. Poulsen, &

J. C. Dalsgaard (Eds.), Speech perception and auditory disorders

(pp. 89-94). Denmark: Centretryk.


Florentine, M. and Epstein, M. (2010) “Ecological loudness: Binaural loudness constancy,” 20th International Congress on Acoustics. Sydney, Australia. [PDF]


Florentine, M. and Epstein, M. (2006) “To honor Stevens and repeal his law (for the auditory system),” in Fechner Day edited by D. E. Kornbrot, R. M. Msetfi and A. W. MacRae (International Society for Psychophysics, St. Albans, England), 37-42. Invited talk. [PDF]


Epstein, M., Marozeau, J., and Florentine, M. (2006). "Basilar-membrane activity and loudness," in Fechner Day edited by D. E. Kornbrot, R. M. Msetfi and A. W. MacRae (International Society for Psychophysics, St. Albans, England), 181-186. [PDF]


Florentine, M., Epstein, M., and Buus, S. (2001) “Loudness functions for long and short tones,” In: E. Sommerfeld, R. Kompass and T. Lachmann (Ed.) Fechner Day 2001, Pabst, Berlin, 361-366. [PDF]


Epstein, M., Florentine, M., and Buus, S. (2001) “Measuring loudness of long and short tones using magnitude estimation,” In: E. Sommerfeld, R. Kompass and T. Lachmann (Ed.) Fechner Day, Pabst, Berlin, 231-235. [PDF]


Book Chapters


Epstein, M. (2010) “Correlates of Loudness,” Springer Handbook of Auditory Research: Loudness, ed. M. Florentine, Arthur Popper and Richard Fay (Springer).[info]


Epstein, M. and Marozeau, J. (2010) “Loudness and Intensity Coding,” The Oxford Handbook of Auditory Science, ed.C. Plack (Oxford University Press), pp 45-69. (This 3-volume book series was the winner of the George Davey Howells Prize for 2010, for most distinguished published contribution to the advancement of Otalaryngology, presented by the Royal Society of Medicine) [info]
 

Abstracts


Epstein, M. and Florentine, M. (2014) “Induced loudness reduction as a function of inducer level,” Acoustical Society of America, Providence. [AIP]


*Suha, V, and Epstein, M. (2014) “Perception of combination tones correlated to cochlear activity, ” Acoustical Society of America, Providence. [AIP]


*Stahl, M., Epstein, M., and Florentine, M. (2014) “Reliable discrimination thresholds in 17 trials,”  Acoustical Society of America, Providence.[AIP]


Epstein, M. and *Sasson, Y. (2014) “Estimating Loudness Growth from Tone-Burst Evoked Responses at Audiometric Frequencies,” Association for Research in Otolaryngology, San Diego. [ARO]


Florentine, M. and Epstein, M. (2012) “Insights gained from Rhona Hellman’s loudness functions for individual listeners,” Internoise, New York.


Florentine, M. and Epstein, M. (2011) “Ecological Loudness: Binaural Loudness Summation and Binaural Loudness Constancy,” American Auditory Society. Arizona.


Darrow, K., Shaheen, L., and Epstein, M. (2011) “Does MOC Reflex Strength Predict DPOAE Changes After Noise Exposure?,” American Auditory Society. Scottsdale, Arizona.


*Shaheen, L., Epstein, M., *Silva, I (2010) “Observing chartacteristic frequency shifts using chirp‐evoked otoacoustic emissions,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 127, 1987. [AIP]


Kong, Y.-Y, *Tanzman, P., Marozeau, J., and Epstein, M. (2009) “Analysis of Perceptual Dimensions for Musical Timbre in Cochlear-Implant Users,” American Auditory Society.


Epstein, M. and *Silva, I. (2009) “Parameters for the estimation of loudness from tone‐burst otoacoustic emissions,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. Volume 125, Issue 4, pp. 2720-2720.


Epstein, M. and Marozeau, J. (2008) “The effects of induced loudness reduction on tone-burst otoacoustic emissions,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 123, 3306. Joint Meeting with the Acoustical Society of France. Invited talk.


Florentine, M. and Epstein, M. (2008) “Binaural loudness summation in and out of the laboratory,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. Invited talk.


Florentine, M. and Epstein, M. (2008) “A New Phenomenon: Binaural Loudness Constancy,” Association for Research in Otolaryngology.


*Silva, I. and Epstein, M. (2007) “Clinical Use of Auditory Brainstem Response to Assess Loudness Growth,” American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Boston, MA.


North, M., Sullivan, J., and Epstein, M. (2007) “Effective Approaches to Accent Modification: Research, Design, & Implementation,” American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Boston, MA.


Epstein, M. and Florentine, M. (2007) “Binaural loudness summation and binaural loudness constancy,” Binaural Bash, Boston, MA.


Epstein, M. and Florentine, M. (2006) “Induced loudness reduction,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 120, 3246.  Invited talk.


Marozeau, J., Epstein, M., Florentine, M., and *Ioffe, S. (2006). "Loudness reduction caused by a tone at a different frequency," American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Miami, Fl.


Florentine, M. and Epstein, M. (2006) “Why classroom demonstrations of binaural loudness summation fail,” Proc. IHCON International Hearing Aid Research Conference.


Epstein, M. and Florentine, M. (2006)  “Reexamining loudness at and near threshold,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 119, 3292. Joint Meeting with the Acoustical Society of Japan. Invited talk.


Marozeau, J., Epstein, M., Florentine, M. (2006)  “Induced loudness reduction as a function of frequency separation,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 119, 3266.


Marozeau, J., Florentine, M., Epstein, M., and *Daley, B. (2006): “Testing the Binaural Equal-Loudness-Ratio Hypothesis using Cross-modality Matching,” American Auditory Society.


Marozeau, J., Florentine, M., and Epstein, M. (2006) “New method for deriving loudness functions from binaural level difference for equal loudness,” Association for Research in Otolaryngology.


Epstein, M. and Florentine, M. (2006) “The effect of frequency on reaction time for listeners with normal hearing,” Association for Research in Otolaryngology.


Epstein, M. and Florentine, M. (2005) “Tone-burst otoacoustic emissions and loudness,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 117, 2454.


Epstein, M. and Florentine, M. (2005) “Basilar-membrane motion inferred from otoacoustic emissions and psychoacoustic measurements,” Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Abs., 50.


Epstein, M., Buus, S, and Florentine, M. (2004) “Can tone-burst otoacoustic emissions be used to measure basilar-membrane response in humans?” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 115, 2499.


Epstein, M., Buus, S., and Florentine, M. (2002) “Measuring loudness of short and long tones using magnitude estimation,” Proc. IHCON International Hearing Aid Research Conference, 46.


Florentine, M., Epstein, M., and Buus, S. (2002) “Cross-Modality Matches for Long and Short Tones: Testing the Equal-Loudness-Ratio Hypothesis,” Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Abs., 178.


Florentine, M., Epstein, M., and Buus, S. (2001) “Loudness functions for long and short tones,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 109, 2349.

 

 

 
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