Yoojin Chung, Ph.D.

Harvard Medical School

Instructor in Otolaryngology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear 


Research Summary

Research Area Affiliations

Research Summary

Dr. Chung’s research interests include auditory neuroscience and neural prostheses. In particular, she is interested in understanding how the central auditory pathway processes the sounds presented through auditory prostheses, and ultimately, improving treatments with hearing aids and cochlear implants for adults and children with various forms of hearing loss.

Dr. Chung employs neurophysiology, theoretical studies with computational modeling and comparison with human studies to address various open questions in hearing science.

Select Publications

Modeling binaural responses in the auditory brainstem to electric stimulation of the auditory nerve. Chung Y, Delgutte B, Colburn HS. JARO. 2015; 16(1):135-58. PMID: 25348578 PMCID: PMC4310862

Coding of electric pulse trains presented through cochlear implants in the auditory midbrain of awake rabbit: comparison with anesthetized preparations. Chung Y, Hancock KE, Nam SI, Delgutte B. The Journal of neuroscience. 2014; 34(1):218-31. PMID: 24381283 PMCID: PMC3866485

Better temporal neural coding with cochlear implants in awake animals. Chung Y, Hancock KE, Nam SI, Delgutte B. Advances in experimental medicine and biology. 2013; 787:353-61. PMID: 23716241 PMCID: PMC3726256

Congenital and prolonged adult-onset deafness cause distinct degradations in neural ITD coding with bilateral cochlear implants. Hancock KE, Chung Y, Delgutte B. JARO. 2013; 14(3):393-411. PMID: 23462803 PMCID: PMC3642270

Neural ITD coding with bilateral cochlear implants: effect of binaurally coherent jitter. Hancock KE, Chung Y, Delgutte B. Journal of neurophysiology. 2012; 108(3):714-28. PMID: 22592306 PMCID: PMC3424085

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2002: B.S. Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University, South Korea

2010: Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Boston University

Postgraduate Training

2009 - 2015: Postdoctoral Fellowship: Auditory neuroscience, Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School

Professional Memberships (select)

2006 - present: Society for Neuroscience

2006 - present: Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO)

2007 - present: Association for Women in Science, Massachusetts Chapter (MASS AWIS) (Board Member, Treasurer, Executive Officer)