Assistive Hearing Technology: Innovations From Psychoacoustics to Brain-computer Interface

Talk By Fei CHEN

Mar 7, 2024 Thursday


There has been a significant increase in the number of people suffering from communication disorders that adversely affect an individual’s physical and psychological health. The rapid development of AI and brain-computer interface (BCI) technologies provides advanced and effective methods for the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of communication disorders. In this talk, I will introduce the BCI work towards improving speech communication for those with hearing impairments, including psychoacoustics for human speech perception (particularly Chinese speech understanding), cochlear implants for restoring partial hearing to profound deaf people, electroencephalography (EEG)-based auditory attention decoding.


Mar 7, 2024 Thursday



Rm W1-101, GZ Campus

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Speaker Bio:


Full Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)

Fei Chen is now a full professor at Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China. Dr. Chen received his B.Sc. and M.Phil. degrees from, Nanjing University, and Ph.D. degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He continued his research as post-doctor and research assistant professor in University of Texas at Dallas (supervised by Prof. Philipos C. Loizou) and The University of Hong Kong, respectively. Dr. Chen is leading the speech and physiological signal processing (SPSP) research group in SUSTech, with research focus on speech communication and assistive hearing technologies, brain-computer interface, and biomedical signal processing. He published over 140 journal papers and over 110 conference papers in IEEE journals/conferences, Interspeech, Journal of Acoustical Society of America, etc. He was tutorial speakers of ICASSP 2024, Interspeech 2023, Interspeech 2022, EUSIPCO2022, APSIPA 2021, Interspeech 2020, and APSIPA 2019. He received the best presentation award in the 9th Asia Pacific Conference of Speech, Language and Hearing. Dr. Chen is an APSIPA distinguished lecturer (2022-2023), and is now serving as associate editor of.