Effects of noise - epidemiologic and physiologic

  • Exploring perceptual consequences of noise-induced synaptopathy.
  • Hidden Hearing Loss: Normal audiogram but degraded supra-threshold hearing in challenging listening scenarios.
  • Translating the physiology of noise-induced hearing loss to sensitive diagnostic metrics by using a computational models of the auditory periphery
Research projects: 
  • Dept of Otolaryngology (Ghent University)
  • Dept of Speech, Language and Hearing Disorders (Ghent University)
  • Boston University
  • Oldenburg University
Key Publications: 
  • Verhulst S, Jagadeesh A, Mauermann M, Ernst F. (2016) Individual differences in auditory brainstem response wave characteristics: Relations to subcomponents of peripheral hearing loss. Trends in Hearing 20, 2331216516672186.
  • Verhulst S, Piktel P, Jagadeesh A, and Mauermann M (2016). On the Interplay Between Cochlear Gain Loss and Temporal Envelope Coding Deficits. In Physiology, Psychoacoustics and Cognition in Normal and Impaired Hearing, Springer International Publishing, 467-475. 
  • Mehraei G, Hickox A, Bharadwaj H, Goldberg H, Verhulst S, Liberman MC, Shinn-Cunningham BG (2016). Auditory brainstem response latency in noise as a marker of cochlear synaptopathy. The Journal of Neuroscience 36 (13): 3755-3764. 
  • Bharadwaj H, Masud S, Mehraei G, Verhulst S, Shinn-Cunningham BG. (2015). Individual differences reveal correlates of hidden hearing deficits. Journal of Neuroscience 35 (5): 2161-2172. 
  • Bharadwaj H, Verhulst S, Shaheen L, Liberman MC, Shinn-Cunningham B, (2014). Cochlear Neuropathy and the coding of supra-threshold sound, Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 8, 26.