Peggy B Nelson

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Speech Language Hearing Sciences
Room 115 ShevH

164 Pillsbury Dr S E

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • B.S.: Mathematics and Psychology, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, 1974.
  • M.S.: Speech (Audiology), Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 1982.
  • Ph.D.: Audiology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 1991.

Curriculum Vitae


  • audiology
  • hearing aid signal processing
  • hearing loss
  • psychoacoustics
  • speech perception
Courses Taught
  • SLHS 5807 - Noise and Hearing Conservation
  • SLHS 5808 - Hearing Disorders
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Task force on Classroom Acoustics, Acoustical Society of America:
  • Minnesota advisory council on Early Detection of Hearing Impairment:
  • Member, Executive Council: Acoustical Society of America , 2005 - 2009


  • Speech perception in noise: Cochlear implant and hearing aid users:
  • Monitoring auditory function in musicians:
  • Effects of classroom noise on children's learning:
  • Factors affecting speech understanding in gated interference: Cochlear implant users: Nelson, Peggy, Su-Hyun Jin, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2006.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of speech-recoding hearing aids in children: Nelson, Peggy, Denise Miller-Hansen, Judith Widen, Steven Simon, American Journal of Audiology, 2003.
  • Acoustical barriers to learning: Understanding the need for a classroom acoustics standard. Nelson, Peggy, Sigrid Soli, Anne Seltz, Acoustical Society of America, 2002.
  • Speech perception in gated noise: the effects of temporal resolution: Nelson, Peggy, Su-Hyun Jin, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 119 3097 – 3108, 2006.
  • Nelson, Peggy B, Adam Svec (2016). Perceptual effects of fluctuating envelopes. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 139, 2188.
  • Editors’ award, American Journal of Audiology, 2002, 2003