King Chung - NIU - College of Health & Human Sciences

About the College

King Chung Ph.D., CCC-A, FAAA

King Chung

Title:

Associate Professor/Program Coordinator/Program Director

Division:

Allied Health & Communicative Disorders

Unit:

Audiology

Office Location:

Wellness and Literacy Building Rm 1107

Office Phone:

(815) 753-8033

Office Fax:

(815) 753-9123

Email:

kchung@niu.edu

Office Hours:

By appointment or by stopping in RM 1120 at the NIU Speech and Hearing Clinic


Courses Taught

  • AUD 625: Acoustics and Instrumentation
  • AUD 700: Research Methods
  • AUD 729: Amplification II
  • AUD 773: Seminar in Audiology
  • AUD 798: Capstone Project

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2001 
  • M.A., University of Memphis, 1994
  • B.S., Utah State University, 1992

Academic Interests

  • Amplification
  • Hearing Protection
  • Wind Noise Research

Research Interests

  • Use research to inform teaching and enhance student learning.
  • Optimization of hearing aid, cochlear implant and hearing protector performance.
  • Wind noise characteristics and reduction strategies.
  • Humanitarian Research

Selected Publications

Chung, K. & Zeng, F.G. (2015). Enhancing cochlear implants with hearing aid signal processing technologies. US Patent No. 8,942,815.

Chung, K. (2015). Making room in the brain for speech understanding. Hearing Journal, 68(1), p32-33.

Chung, K. (2014). Frequency compresson: New research yields clues for patient selection. Hearing Journal, 67(1), 14-16.

Chung, K. (2014). Our mission to create a worldwide web of humanitarian research and service. Hearing Journal, Jan.

Chung, K., Ma, B.Y., Gui, M.W.P., Wang, S.F. & Xu, F. (2014). A hearing report from china. Audiology Today, May/Jun, 42-53.

Chung, K. (2014). First Person: Our Mission to Create a Worldwide Web of Humanitarian Research and Service. Hearing Journal. http://journals.lww.com/thehearingjournal/Fulltext/2014/01001/First_Person__Our_Mission_to_Create_a_Worldwide.3.aspx

Chen, H.S., Chiu, W.C., Wang, F., Chang, Y-P, Liu, S.Y., Lin, P-Y. & Chung, K. (2014). Hearing health status of students with special needs in Taiwan. International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology, 78, 1677-1685.

Chung, K., Ferrari, D.V., Franca, M.L., Caldana, M.B., Lopes, A.C. (2013). A hearing report from Brazil. Audiology Today, 2013(1), 26-39.

Chung, K. (2013). Cognitive function, speech reception, and hearing aid fitting. Hearing Journal, 66(1), 22-23.

Chung, K. (2013). Effects of venting on wind noise levels measured at the ear drum. Ear & Hearing, 34(4), 470-481.

Chung, K. (Mar, 2013). A worldwide web of university based humanitarian research and service program. ASHA Leader.

Chung, K., Ferrari, D. V., Franca, M. L., Caldana, M. B., Lopes, A. C. (Jan, 2013). A hearing report from Brazil. Audiology Today.

Chung, K. (Jan, 2013). Cognitive function, speech reception, and hearing aid fitting. Hearing Journal, 66(1).

Chung, K., Kam, A., Chan, J., Wong, L.L. (2012). A hearing report from Hong Kong. Audiology Today, 2012(1), 44-51.

Chung, K. (2012). What do we really know about hearing loss and cognitive function? Hearing Journal, 65(1), 18-19.

Chung, K., Nelson, L. A., & Teske, M. (2012) Noise reduction techniques implemented in head-worn preprocessors for improving cochlear implant performance in reverberant noise fields. Hearing Research, 291(1-2), 41-51.

Chung, K. (2012). Comparisons of spectral characteristics of wind noise between omnidirectional and directional microphones. Journal of Acoustical Society of America, 131(6), 4508-4517

Chung, K. (2012). Wind noise in hearing aids: II. Effects of microphone directionality. International Journal of Audiology, 51(1), 29-42.

Chung, K. (2012). Wind noise in hearing aids: I. Effects of wide dynamic range compression and modulation-based noise reduction algorithms. International Journal of Audiology, 51(1), 16-28.

Chung, K. Kam, A., Chang J., Wong, L. L. (2012). A hearing report from Hong Kong. Audiology Today, Jan., 2012, 44-51.

Chung, K. (2012). What do we really know about hearing loss and cognitive function? Hearing Journal, 65(1), 18-19.

Chung, K., & McKibben, N. (2011). Microphone Directionality, Pre-Emphasis Filter, and Wind Noise in Cochlear Implants. Journal of American Academy of Audiology, 22(9), 586-600.

Chung, K., Chen, H.C., Liu, S.-Y., Wang, N.M., Chang, Y-P., Lin, P.Y., Chen, W-C., Guan, M-L. (2010). A hearing report from Taiwan. Audiology Today, 2010(6), 28-37.

Chung, K., McKibben, N., & Mongeau, L. (2010). Wind noise in Hearing Aids with Directional and Omnidirectional Microphones: Polar Characteristics of Custom-Made Hearing Aids. Journal of Acoustical Society of America, 127(4), 2529-2542.

Chung, K., Chen, H. C., Liu, S. Y., Wang, N. M., Chang, Y-P., Lin, P. Y., Chen, W-C., Guan, M-L. (2010). A hearing report from Taiwan. Audiology Today, Nov., 2010, 28-37.

Chung, K. (2010, Invited). Reducing noise interference: Strategies to enhance hearing aid performance. ASHA Leader, Apr. 6, 10-13.

Chung, K., Mongeau, L., & McKibben, N. (2009). Wind Noise in Hearing Aids with Directional and Omnidirectional Microphones: Polar Characteristics of Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aids. Journal of Acoustical Society of America, 125(4):2243-59

Chung, K., Tufts, J., & Nelson. L.A. (2009). Modulation-based Digital Noise Reduction for Application to Hearing Protectors to Reduce Overall Noise Level and Maintain Speech Intelligibility. Human Factors, 51(1), 78-89.

Chung, K., & Zeng, F-G. (2009). Using adaptive directional microphones to enhance   cochlear  implant performance. Hearing Research, 250, 27-37.

Chung, K., Neuman, A. & Higgins, M. (2008). Effects of in-the-ear microphone directionality on sound direction identification. Journal of Acoustical Society America, 123(4), 2264-2275. 

Chung, K. (2007). Effective compression and noise reduction configurations for hearing  protectors. Journal of Acoustical Society of America, 121(2), 1090-1101. 

Wagnoner, L., McGlothlin, J., Chung, K., Strickland, E., Zimmerman, N. & Carlson, G. (2007). Evaluation of noise attenuation and verbal communication capabilities using three ear insert hearing protection systems among airport maintenance personnel. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 4, 114-122. 

Chung, K., Killion, M.C. & Christensen, L.A. (2007). Ranking hearing aid input-output functions for understanding low-level, conversational and high-level speech in multi-talker babble. Journal of Speech Language Hearing Research, 50, 1-19. 

Chung, K., Zeng, F-G & Acker, K.N. (2006). Effects of directional microphone and adaptive multi-channel noise reduction algorithm on cochlear implant performance. Journal of Acoustical Society of America, 120(4), 2216-2227. 

Chung, K. (2004). Challenges and recent developments in hearing aids Part II: Feedback and occlusion effect reduction strategies, laser shell manufacturing processes and other signal processing technologies. Trends in Amplification, 8(4), 125-64. 

Chung, K. (2004). Challenges and recent developments in hearing aids Part I: Speech understanding in noise, microphone technologies and noise reduction algorithms. Trends in Amplification, 8(3), 83-124. 

Chung, K., Zeng, F-G & Waltzman, S. (2004). Using hearing aid directional microphones and noise reduction algorithms to enhance cochlear implant performance, Acoustical Research Letters Online, 5(2), 56-61. 

Chung, K., Zeng, F-G & Waltzman, S. (2004). Utilizing advanced hearing aid technologies as pre-processors to enhance cochlear implant performance. The proceedings of the fourth Asian-Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implant and Related Sciences, Cochlear Implant International, 5(1, suppl. 1), 192-195. 

Chung, K., Zeng, F-G, Waltzman, S. (2004). Utilizing hearing aid directional microphones and noise reduction algorithms to improve speech understanding and listening preferences of cochlear implant users. International Congress Series. Nov2004, Vol. 1273, p89-92.

Killion, M.C., Schulein, R., Christensen, L., Fabry, D., Revit, L., Niquette, P. & Chung, K. (1998). Real-world performance of an ITE directional microphone. Hearing Journal, 51(4), 24-38.