David A. Nelson, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus
396 UMHC Rm 8-323 PWB
410 Delaware St. SE.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: (651) 674-4224
Fax: (612) 625-2101
Field of Study
St. Olaf College
University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Research and Professional Experience:
1963-1965 Research Assistant, Dept Otolaryngology, University of Minnesota
1965-1967 Audiologist, Dept Otolaryngology, University of Minnesota
1965-1970 Research Fellow, Dept Otolaryngology, University of Minnesota (W.D. Ward)
1970-1972 Research Associate, Dept Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh (R.C. Bilger)
1972-1977 Assistant Professor, Dept Otolaryngology and Dept Communication Disorders U/Minn
1977-1987 Associate Professor, Dept Otolaryngology and Dept Communication Disorders U/Minn
1987......... Visiting Professor, Institute for Electroacoustics, Technical University of Munich, Germany (E. Zwicker)
1987-2005 Professor, Dept Otolaryngology and Dept Communication Disorders U/Minn
2005-____ Professor Emeritus, Dept Otolaryngology and Dept Communication Disorders U/Minn
2005-____ Senior Shepherd, Sunrise Sheep & Wool, North Branch, MN (www.sunrisesheep.com)
Publications: (click on a link for a pdf reprint of the publication; hold down Cntrl key for new window)
NELSON, D.A., KREFT, H. A., ANDERSON, E.S. and DONALDSON, G.S. (2011). Spatial tuning curves from apical,
middle and basal electrodes in cochlear implant users,"
J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 129, 3916-3933. PMCID: PMC3135148
MUNSON, B., DONALDSON, G.S., ALLEN, S., COLLISON, E.A. and NELSON, D.A. (2003). “Patterns of phoneme perception errors by listeners with cochlear implants as a function of overall speech perception ability,”
J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 113, 925-935.
WOJTCZAK, M., SCHRODER, A.C, KONG, Y-Y., and NELSON, D.A. (2001). "The effect of BM nonlinearity on the shapes of masking period patterns in normal and impaired hearing,"
J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 109, 1571-1586.
DONALDSON, G.S. and NELSON, D.A. (2000). "Place-pitch sensitivity and its relation to consonant recognition by cochlear implant listeners using the MPEAK and SPEAK speech processing strategies."
J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 107, 1645-1658.
NELSON, D.A., SCHMITZ, J.L., DONALDSON, G.S., VIEMEISTER, N.F. and JAVEL, E. (1996). "Intensity discrimination as a function of stimulation level with electrical stimulation,"
J. Acoust. Soc. Am.,100, 2393-2414.
NELSON, D.A., VAN TASSEL, D.J., SCHRODER, A.C., LEE, A.M., SOLI, S. and LEVINE, S. (1995). "Electrode ranking of 'place pitch' and speech recognition in electrical hearing,"
J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 98, 1987-1999.
VAN TASELL, D.J., GREENFIELD, D.G., LOGEMANN, J.L. and NELSON, D.A. (1992). "Temporal cues for consonant recognition: training, talker generalization, and use in evaluation of cochlear implants,"
J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 92, 1247-1257.
NELSON, D.A., CHARGO, S.J., KOPUN, J.G., and FREYMAN, R.L. (1990). "Effects of stimulus level on forward-masked psychophysical tuning curves in quiet and in noise,"
J. Acoust. Soc. Amer., 88, 2143-2151.
KIMBERLEY, B.P. and NELSON, D.A. (1989). "Cochlear emissions and sensorineural hearing loss."
J. Otolaryngology, 18:7, 365-369.
KIMBERLEY, B.P., NELSON, D.A., and BACON, S.P. (1989). "Temporal overshoot in simultaneous-masked psychophysical tuning curves from normal and hearing-impaired listeners,"
J. Acoust. Soc. Amer., 85, 1660-1665.
FREYMAN, R.L. and NELSON, D.A. (1986). "Frequency discrimination as a function of tonal duration and excitation-pattern slopes in normal and hearing-impaired listeners,"
J. Acoust. Soc. Amer., 79, 1034-1044.
TURNER, C.W. and NELSON, D.A. (1982). "Frequency discrimination in regions of normal and impaired sensitivity,"
J. Speech Hearing Res., 25:34-41.
NELSON, D.A. (1980). "Comment on: 'The use of psychophysical tuning curves to measure frequency selectivity.' (D.L. Weber, D. Johnson-Davies and R.D. Patterson),"
In Psych. Physiol. and Behav. Studies in Hearing. G. van den Brink and F.A. Bilsen (eds.), Delft University Press, p. 116.
NELSON, D.A. and TURNER, C.W. (1980). "Decay of masking and frequency resolution in sensorineural hearing-impaired listeners,"
In Psych. Physiol.and Behav. Studies of Hearing. G. van den Brink and F.A. Bilsen (eds.) Delft University Press, pp. 175-182.
NELSON, D.A. and LASSMAN, F.M. (1972). "Combined effects of recovery period and stimulus intensity on the human auditory-evoked vertex response,"
J. Speech Hearing Res., 16(2), 297-308.
NELSON, D.A. (1971). "Human auditory electrical responses,"
1970 Reviews of Scientific Literature W.D. Ward, ed., (Amer. Acad. Ophth. Otol., Rochester, Minn.) p. 81-97.
WARD, W.D. and NELSON, D.A. (1970). "On the equal-energy hypothesis relative to damage-risk criteria in the chinchilla,"
Occupational Hearing Loss, D.W. Robinson, ed. (Academic Press, New York), p. 225-232.
NELSON, D.A., LASSMAN, F.M. and HOEL, R.L. (1969). "The effects of variable-interval and fixed- interval signal presentation schedules on the auditory evoked response,"
J. Speech Hearing Res., 12(1), 199-209.