Jing Shen

Assistant Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Weiss Hall 145


Jing Shen is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Temple University. She received her PhD in experimental psychology from University of California, San Diego, and had her postdoctoral training in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University. Dr. Shen is a member of the American Auditory Society and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Her research has been supported by National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders.

Dr. Shen directs the Speech Perception and Cognition (SPAC) Lab at Temple University. The work of the lab is motivated by the overarching goal of improving speech communication ability in older adults. A common complaint from many older adults is difficulty in perceiving speech under adverse conditions, such as in noisy environments and/or group conversations. The research in SPAC Lab addresses this problem based on multiple lines of projects:

  • Perceptual mechanisms in older adults’ speech perception under adverse conditions and the variability across individual listeners
  • Speech perception outcome measures that capture online processing of speech in realistic communication scenarios
  • Interplay between hearing loss and cognitive difficulty in the aging cohort and its impact on clinical services


  • PhD, Experimental Psychology, University of California San Diego
  • MS, Psychology (Social and Personality), East China Normal University
  • BA, Political Science (Minor: Psychology), East China Normal University

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught




CSCD 2303

Foundations in Hearing Science


Selected Publications

  • Shen, J. & Wu, J. (2024). Recognition of Speech With Dynamic Pitch Manipulation in Noise: Effects of Manipulation Methods. J Speech Lang Hear Res, 67(1), pp. 269-281. United States. doi: 10.1044/2023_JSLHR-23-00142

  • Shen, J., Murray, E.H., & Kulick, E.R. (2023). The Effect of Breathy Vocal Quality on Speech Intelligibility and Listening Effort in Background Noise. Trends Hear, 27, p. 23312165231206925. United States. doi: 10.1177/23312165231206925

  • Shen, J. & Wu, J. (2022). Speech Recognition in Noise Performance Measured Remotely Versus In-Laboratory From Older and Younger Listeners. J Speech Lang Hear Res, 65(6), pp. 2391-2397. United States. doi: 10.1044/2022_JSLHR-21-00557

  • Shen, J., Fitzgerald, L.P., & Kulick, E.R. (2022). Interactions between acoustic challenges and processing depth in speech perception as measured by task-evoked pupil response. Front Psychol, 13, p. 959638. Switzerland. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.959638

  • Shen, J., Weller, B.E., & Perales, J.C. (2022). Inclusion of Older Adults Who Experience Homelessness in Laboratory-Based Audiology Research: a Feasibility Study. Ear Hear, 43(2), pp. 305-309. United States. doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000001187

  • Shen, J. (2021). Pupillary response to dynamic pitch alteration during speech perception in noise. JASA Express Lett, 1(11), p. 115202. United States. doi: 10.1121/10.0007056

  • Shen, J. (2021). Older Listeners' Perception of Speech With Strengthened and Weakened Dynamic Pitch Cues in Background Noise. J Speech Lang Hear Res, 64(2), pp. 348-358. United States. doi: 10.1044/2020_JSLHR-20-00116

  • Shen, J., Sherman, M., & Souza, P.E. (2020). Test Administration Methods and Cognitive Test Scores in Older Adults with Hearing Loss. Gerontology, 66(1), pp. 24-32. Switzerland. doi: 10.1159/000500777

  • Shen, J. & Souza, P.E. (2019). The ability to glimpse dynamic pitch in noise by younger and older listeners. J Acoust Soc Am, 146(3), p. EL232. United States. doi: 10.1121/1.5126021