Matthew Winn

Au.D., Ph.D.

University of




Video presentations can be found at the lab YouTube channel here 

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Peer-reviewed publications

1. Winn, M.B & Idsardi, W.J. (2008). Musical evidence regarding trochaic inversion. Language and Literature, 17 (4), 335-349. (pdf link)

2. Winn, M.B., Chatterjee, M., & Idsardi, W.J. (2012). The use of acoustic cues for phonetic identification: Effects of spectral degradation and electric hearing. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 131, 1465-1479.
doi: 10.1121/1.3672705 (link)

3. Winn, M.B., Chatterjee, M., & Idsardi, W.J. (2013). Effects of masking noise and low-pass filtering. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 56, 1097-1107.
doi: 10.1044/1092-4388(2012/12-0086) (link)

4. Winn, M.B., Rhone, A.E., Chatterjee, M., & Idsardi, W.J. (2013). Auditory and visual context effects in phonetic perception by normal-hearing listeners and listeners with cochlear implants. Frontiers in Psychology: Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience, 4, article 824, 1-13.
doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00824 (pdf link)

5. Chrabaszcz, A.V., Winn, M.B., Lin, C.Y., & Idsardi, W.J. (2014). Acoustic Cues to Perception of Word Stress by English, Mandarin and Russian Speakers. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 57, 1468-1479.
doi:10.1044/2014_JSLHR-L-13-0279 (link)

6. Winn, M.B., Edwards, J.R., and Litovsky, R.Y. (2015). The impact of auditory spectral resolution on listening effort revealed by pupil dilation. Ear and Hearing, 36, e153-165 (link)

7. Winn, M.B. & Litovsky, R.Y. (2015) Using speech sounds to test functional spectral resolution in listeners with cochlear implants. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137, 1430-1442. (link)

8. Stilp, C.E., Anderson, P.W., Winn, M.B. (2015) Predicting contrast effects following reliable spectral properties in speech perception. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137, 3466-3476. (link)

9. Ehlers, E., Kan, A., Winn, M.B., Stoelb, C., Litovsky, R. (2016). Binaural hearing in children using Gaussian enveloped and transposed tones. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 139, 1724-1733. (link)

10. Kong, Y.-Y., Winn, M.B., Poellmann, K., Donaldson, G.  (2016) Discriminability and perceptual saliency of temporal and spectral cues for final fricative consonant voicing in simulated cochlear-implant and bimodal hearing. Trends in Hearing. Doi: 10.1177/2331216516652145 (link)

11. Winn, M.B., Won, J.H., Moon, I.J. (2016). Assessment of spectral and temporal resolution in cochlear implant users using psychoacoustic discrimination and speech cue categorization. Ear and Hearing. Doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000328 (link)

12. Reidy, P., Kristensen, K., Winn, M., Litovsky, L., Edwards, J. (2016). The acoustics of word-initial fricatives and their effect on word-level intelligibility in children with bilateral cochlear implants. Ear and Hearing. Doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000349 (link)

13. Winn, M.B., (2016). Rapid release from listening effort resulting from semantic context, and effects of spectral degradation and cochlear implants. Trends in Hearing, 20, 1-17. Doi: 10.1177/2331216516669723 (link)

14. DiNino, M., Wright, R., Winn, M.B., Bierer, J.A. (2016). Vowel and consonant confusion patterns resulting from spectral manipulations in vocoded stimuli designed to replicate poor electrode-neuron interfaces in cochlear implants. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140(6), 4404–4418. (link)

15. Kapnoula, E., Winn, M.B., Kong, E.J., Edwards, J., McMurray, B.  (2017) Evaluating the sources and functions of gradiency in phoneme categorization: An individual differences approach. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43, 1594-1611. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000410 (link)

16. Winn, M.B., Wendt, D., Koelewijn, T., Kuchinsky, S. (2018). Best practices in using pupillometry to measure listening effort: an introduction for those who want to get started. Trends in Hearing, 22, 1-32. doi: 10.1177/2331216518800869. (link)

17. Winn, M.B., Moore, A. (2018). Pupillometry reveals that context benefit in speech perception can be disrupted by later-occurring sounds, especially in listeners with cochlear implants. Trends in Hearing, 22, 1-22. doi: 10.1177/2331216518808962. (link)

18. Winn, M.B., Kan, A., Litovsky, R.Y. (2019). Temporal dynamics and uncertainty in binaural hearing revealed by anticipatory eye movements. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 145, 676-691 (link to paper)

19. *Gianakas, S., & Winn, M.B. (2019). Lexical bias in word recognition by cochlear implant listeners. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 146, 3373-3383. (link)

20. Winn, M.B. (2020). Accommodation of gender-related phonetic differences by listeners with cochlear implants and in a variety of vocoder simulations. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 147, 174-190. (link)

21. Geller, J., Winn, M.B., Mahr, T., Mirman, D. GazeR: A package for processing gaze position and pupil size data Behavior Research Methods,  52, 2232–2255 (link to paper)

22. Winn, M.B. (2020). Manipulation of voice onset time in speech stimuli: A tutorial and flexible praat script. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 147, 852-866. (link to paper) (link to GitHub site)

23. * DiNino, M., Arenberg, J., Duchen, A., Winn, M.B. (2020). Effects of age and cochlear implantation on spectrally cued speech categorization. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 63, 2425-2440. (link to paper)

24. * Dirks, C., Nelson, P., Winn, M.B., Oxenham, A. (2020). Sensitivity to binaural temporal-envelope beats with single-sided deafness and a cochlear implant as a measure of tonotopic match. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 147, 3626-3630.

25. Winn, M.B. & Moore, A.N. (2020). Acoustic cues used for accommodating gender-related voice differences heard by listeners with cochlear implants and with normal hearing. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 148, 496-510. (link to paper

26. Winn, M.B. & Teece, K. (2020). Slower speaking rate reduces listening effort and increases benefit of contextual cues among listeners with cochlear implants. Ear & Hearing, 42, 584-595. doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000958 (link to paper)

27. * Smith, M.L. & Winn, M.B. (2021) Individual variability in the adjustment to simulated shallow cochlear implant insertion depths  doi:  10.1097/AUD.0000000000001043 (link to paper)

28. Winn, M.B.  & Teece, K. (2021). Listening effort is not the same as speech intelligibility score. Trends in Hearing.  doi: 10.1177/23312165211027688 (link to paper)   

29. Winn, M.B. & O’Brien, G. (2022). Distortion of spectral ripples through cochlear implants has major implications for interpreting performance scores Ear and Hearing, 43, 764-772. doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000001162 (link to paper) 

30. Winn, M.B. & Wright, R.A. (2022). Reconsidering commonly used stimuli in speech perception experiments. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, (link to JASA) (link to paper) 

31. Winn, M.B., Tripp, A., Munson, B. (2022). A critique and call for action, in response to sexist commentary about vocal fry. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, doi: 10.1044/2022_PERSP-21-00319 (link to paper)

32. Fleming, J.T. &  Winn, M.B.(2022). Strategic perceptual weighting of acoustic cues for word stress in listeners with cochlear implants, acoustic hearing, or simulated bimodal hearing. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. (link to paper)

33. Winn, M.B., & Teece, K.H. (2022). Effortful listening despite correct responses: the cost of mental repair in sentence recognition by listeners with cochlear implants. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, (link to paper) 

34. * Gianakas, S., Fitzgerald, M., Winn, M.B., (2022). Identifying listeners whose speech intelligibility depends on an extra moment to repair perceptual mistakes. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 65(12), 4852-4865  

35. Winn, M.B., Wright, R.A., Tucker, B.V. (2023). Reconsidering classic ideas in speech communication (introduction to special issue). The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 153(3), 1623-1625.  

36. Winn, M.B., (2023). Time scales and moments of listening effort revealed in pupillometry. Seminars in Hearing, 44(2), 106–123.  





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Book Chapters

Winn, M.B. & Stilp, C. “Phonetics and the Auditory System” in The Routledge Handbook of Phonetics (W. Katz & P. Assmann, eds).

 Winn, M.B. & Nelson, P.B. (2021) “Cochlear Implants” in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics. 

doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780199384655.013.893

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Other Media

 “Speech: It’s Not as Acoustic as You Think” published in Acoustics Today, volume 14, issue 2, 2018.  

“There is only one Beethoven”, Minnesota Public Radio (provided input for the content of this on this 36-minute program regarding the nature of hearing impairment and how it affects peoples’ lives, provided audio content and simulations of tinnitus and hearing loss) available online at 

“Making Sense: How sound becomes hearing” Vox Unexplainable (podcast). 

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