Michael G. Heinz, Ph.D.


Heinz BME photoAssociate Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Purdue University


Office: LYLE 3064

Lab: LYLE 3035

Auditory Neurophysiology & Modeling Lab


715 Clinic Drive

Lyles-Porter Hall

West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA

(765) 496-6627 (office)
(765) 496-2613 (lab)
(765) 494-0771 (fax)


Curriculum Vitae




Michael G. Heinz is an Associate Professor at Purdue University, with a joint appointment in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences and Biomedical Engineering. He received an Sc.B. degree in Electrical Engineering from Brown University in 1992. He then completed a Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Johns Hopkins University in 1994, where, he performed psychoacoustical experiments measuring the ability of human listeners to detect signals in noise. In 2000, he received a Ph.D. from the MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology in the area of Speech and Hearing Sciences. His dissertation involved computational and theoretical modeling to quantify the amount of information in auditory-nerve responses for psychoacoustical tasks. His post-doctoral work was in Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where his work evaluated possible neural correlates of loudness recruitment by comparing neurophysiological responses from single auditory-nerve fibers in animals with normal hearing and noise-induced hearing loss. In 2005, he joined the faculty at Purdue as an Assistant Professor, where his lab has been investigating the relation between neurophysiological and perceptual responses to sound with normal and impaired hearing through the coordinated use of neurophysiology, computational modeling, and psychoacoustics. He teaches classes in both SLHS and BME. In 2010, he was elected a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, and served as Chair of the ASA Technical Committee on Psychological and Physiological Acoustics from 2011-2014. In addition to ASA, he is also a member of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology and the Society for Neuroscience.



-- Neural correlates of normal and impaired auditory perception

-- Noise-induced hearing loss

-- Models of auditory signal processing and perception



Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS)

SLHS 504: The Auditory Periphery

SLHS 605: Signal Processing for Hearing and Speech Sciences

SLHS 302: Hearing Science (coming in Spring 2015)

SLHS 444: Introduction to Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders (Spring 2007)

Biomedical Engineering (BME)

BME 595: Biomedical Signal Processing

BME 695M: Computational Modeling of Hearing Impairment (Fall 2006)


Integrative Neuroscience (PULSe)

BIO695S/SLHS 658S: Special Lectures in Neuroscience: Auditory Neuroscience (Spring 2008)

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