Sciences

Awards and Fellowships

F31 Predoctoral Fellowship from National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD): “Effects of interrupting noise and speech repair mechanisms in child and adult cochlear-implant users.” (2018-2020)

New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship, American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, $10,000 (2018)

T32 Training Grant via Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing & National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (2016, 2017)

Best Student Paper, 1st Place, Acoustical Society of America’s 5th Mini-Conference on Acoustics (2015)

 

Publications

Jaekel, Brittany N., Weinstein, Sarah, Newman, Rochelle S., & Goupell, Matthew J. (2021) Access to semantic cues does not lead to perceptual restoration of interrupted speech in cochlear-implant users. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 149(3), 1488-1497.

Waddington, Emily, Jaekel, Brittany N., Tinnemore, Anna R., Gordon-Salant, Sandra, & Goupell, Matthew J. (2020). Recognition of accented speech by cochlear-implant listeners: Benefit of audiovisual cues. Ear and Hearing, 41(5), 1236-1250.

Gaskins, Casey, Jaekel, Brittany N., Gordon-Salant, Sandra, Goupell, Matthew, & Anderson, Samira. (2019). Effects of aging on perceptual and electrophysiological responses to acoustic pulse trains as a function of rate. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 62(4S), 1087-1098.

Jaekel, Brittany N., Newman, Rochelle S., & Goupell, Matthew J. (2018). Age effects on perceptual restoration of degraded interrupted sentences. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 143(1), 84-97.

Jaekel, Brittany N., Newman, Rochelle S., & Goupell, Matthew J. (2017). Speech rate normalization and phonemic boundary perception in cochlear-implant usersJournal of Speech, Language, and Hearing, 60, 1398-1416.

 

Selected Talks

Jaekel, B. N. (2021, March). Phonemic restoration appears to be a challenge for most cochlear-implant listeners. Talk presented at Brain and Bagels Seminar Series, Madison, WI.

Jaekel, B. N., Newman, R. N., and Goupell, M. J. (2019, February). Benefits of recruiting age-matched normal-hearing control groups in cochlear implant speech processing research. Invited Speaker to the Young Investigator Symposium Hearing in aging: Perspectives on the temporal processing deficits throughout the brain. 42nd Annual MidWinter Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Baltimore, MD.

Jaekel, B. N. (2018, October). Perceptual restoration with cochlear implants. Talk presented at the Joint Meeting of the Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing and National Institute of Health, College Park, MD.

Jaekel, Brittany N. (2015, May). Speaking rate effects on speech perception in adult cochlear implant users. Talk presented at the Acoustical Society of America’s 5th Mini-Conference on Acoustics, College Park, MD.

 

Teaching and Mentorship

Spring 2021: Hearing and Speech Sciences 306: “Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing” (University of Maryland, College Park), Co-Instructor

Fall 2020: Communication Disorders and Deafness 3250: “Later Language Development” (Kean University), Guest Lecturer.

2017-2019: Mentored two Maryland Summer Scholar undergraduate students completing projects on speech understanding in users of cochlear implants.

Fall 2016: Hearing and Speech Sciences 722: “Psychoacoustics” (University of Maryland, College Park), Guest Lecturer.

Summer 2015: Hearing and Speech Sciences 202: “Introduction to Hearing and Speech Sciences” (University of Maryland, College Park), Co-Instructor.