King Chung - NIU - College of Health & Human Sciences

About the College

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

King Chung

Title:

Associate Professor

Division:

Allied Health & Communicative Disorders

Unit:

Audiology

Office Location:

Wirtz Hall 352

Office Phone:

(815) 753-8033

Office Fax:

(815) 753-9123

Email:

kchung@niu.edu

Office Hours:

By appointment or by stopping in Wirtz 352


Courses Taught

  • AUD 629 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.

Selected Publications

Chung, K. (in press). Effects of venting on wind noise levels measured at the ear drum. Ear and Hearing.

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., 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., 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.