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Indiana University Bloomington

Larry Humes

Larry Humes Distinguished Professor (Hearing Sciences)

Phone: 812 855 3507

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B.S. at Purdue University, 1975
M.A. at Central Michigan University, 1976
Ph.D. at Northwestern University, 1979

Research Interests

Professor Humes is an expert in auditory perception, with special expertise in the effects of hearing impairment and aging on auditory perception. His most recent research activities have been focused on age-related changes in speech perception and the evaluation of treatments for speech-perception deficits, including hearing aids and auditory training. He has served as an associate editor or editor for several prestigious journals in his field. From 2003-2005, he chaired a committee of the National Academies’ Institute of Medicine charged with performing a critical examination of the evidence regarding the presence of noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus in U.S. military veterans since the 1940s.

Selected Publications

Wang, X. and Humes, L.E. (2010). Factors influencing recognition of interrupted speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 128 (4), 2100-2111.

Humes, L.E., Kewley-Port, D., Fogerty, D., & Kinney, D. (2010). Measures of hearing threshold and temporal processing across the adult lifespan. Hearing Research, 264, 30-40.

Fogerty, D., Humes, L.E., & Kewley-Port, D. (2010). Auditory temporal-processing of vowel sequences by young and elderly listeners. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 127 (4), 2509-2520.

Busey, T., Craig, J., Clark, C., & Humes, L. (2010). Age-related changes in visual temporal order judgment performance: Relation to sensory and cognitive capacities. Vision Research, 50, 1628-1640.

Craig, J.C., Rhodes, R.P., Busey, T.A., Kewley-Port, D., & Humes, L.E. (2010). Aging and tactile temporal order. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 72(1), 226-235.