Evelyn E Davies-Venn

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Dr. Davies-Venn teach courses in hearing science, amplification and diagnostic audiology. Her current research is focused on improving speech understanding in noisy environments for listeners with hearing loss. She is the Director of the Sensory Aids and Perception Lab. Her research program is centered on understanding factors that drive individual variance in rehabilitation outcomes for individuals with hearing loss, especially in complex listening environments such as a busy restaurant or cocktail party. Her research aims to improve amplification outcomes for individuals with hearing loss.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • B.A: Communication Sciences and Disorders , University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2002.
  • M.Sc: Audiology , University of Washington , Seattle, WA, 2004.
  • Au.D: Audiology , University of Washington , Seattle, WA, 2005.
  • Ph.D: Audiology , University of Washington , Seattle, WA, 2010.


  • Hearing impairment and cochlear implants
  • hearing aid signal processing
  • spectral and temporal processing
  • cognitive influences on hearing
  • computational modeling of auditory processing
Courses Taught
  • SLHS 8801: Audiology Assessment II
  • SLHS 3306: Hearing Science
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Diversity and Travel Award Board Member : Association for Research in Otolaryngology
  • Ambassador : McNair Scholars Program
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer : E&H, JASA, JAAA, Trends


  • Computational Modeling of Auditory Perception :
  • Amplified Speech Perception :
  • Psychoacoustics:
  • Speech perception in noise with sensory aids (cochlear implants and hearing aids) :
  • Comparing auditory filter bandwidths, spectral ripple modulation detection, spectral ripple discrimination, and speech recognition: Normal and impaired hearing: Davies-Venn, Evelyn, Peggy Nelson and Pamela Souza , Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138 492-503, 2015. Link
  • The role of spectral resolution, working memory, and audibility in explaining variance in susceptibility to temporal envelope distortion: Davies-Venn, Evelyn, Pamela Souza, Journal of the American Academy of Audiology , 25 592-604, 2014. Link
  • Multi-microphone adaptive array augmented with visual cueing: Davies-Venn, Evelyn, PL Gibson, DS Hedin, EE Davies-Venn, P Nelson, K Kramer, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology , 1000 1-4, 2012. Link
  • Effects of audibility and multichannel wide dynamic range compression on consonant recognition for listeners with severe hearing loss: Davies-Venn, Evelyn, Ear and Hearing , 30 494-504, 2009. Link
  • Speech and Music Quality Ratings for Linear and Non-linear Hearing Aid Circuitry: Davies-Venn, Evelyn, Journal of the American Academy of Audiology , 18 690-701, 2007. Link
  • Future research Leader, 2015
  • IHCON travel award, 2014
  • ASHA lessons for success, 2011
  • AAA travel award , 2010
  • Eugene Beebee Award , 2004
  • Graduate Opportunity Award, 2003
  • McNair Graduate Scholar Award , 2002