Jing Shen

Assistant Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders
1701 N 13th St.


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
  • Education

    • 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. (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

  • Shen, J. & Souza, P.E. (2018). On Dynamic Pitch Benefit for Speech Recognition in Speech Masker. Front Psychol, 9, p. 1967. Switzerland. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01967

  • Shen, J. & Souza, P.E. (2017). Do Older Listeners With Hearing Loss Benefit From Dynamic Pitch for Speech Recognition in Noise? Am J Audiol, 26(3S), pp. 462-466. United States. doi: 10.1044/2017_AJA-16-0137

  • Shen, J. & Souza, P.E. (2017). The Effect of Dynamic Pitch on Speech Recognition in Temporally Modulated Noise. J Speech Lang Hear Res, 60(9), pp. 2725-2739. United States. doi: 10.1044/2017_JSLHR-H-16-0389

  • Ward, K.M., Shen, J., Souza, P.E., & Grieco-Calub, T.M. (2017). Age-Related Differences in Listening Effort During Degraded Speech Recognition. Ear Hear, 38(1), pp. 74-84. United States. doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000355

  • Shen, J., Anderson, M.C., Arehart, K.H., & Souza, P.E. (2016). Using Cognitive Screening Tests in Audiology. Am J Audiol, 25(4), pp. 319-331. United States. doi: 10.1044/2016_AJA-16-0032

  • Rao, Y.S. & Shen, J. (2016). Students' Attitudes towards the Elderly: a Comparative Study of Technical Secondary School and Junior College of Nursing. JOURNAL of the AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY, 64, pp. S363-S363. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Shen, J., Wright, R., & Souza, P.E. (2016). On Older Listeners' Ability to Perceive Dynamic Pitch. J Speech Lang Hear Res, 59(3), pp. 572-582. United States. doi: 10.1044/2015_JSLHR-H-15-0228

  • Souza, P.E., Arehart, K.H., Shen, J., Anderson, M., & Kates, J.M. (2015). Working memory and intelligibility of hearing-aid processed speech. Front Psychol, 6, p. 526. Switzerland. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00526

  • Deutsch, D., Li, X., & Shen, J. (2013). Absolute pitch among students at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music: a large-scale direct-test study. J Acoust Soc Am, 134(5), pp. 3853-3859. United States. doi: 10.1121/1.4824450

  • Shen, J., Deutsch, D., & Rayner, K. (2013). On-line perception of Mandarin Tones 2 and 3: evidence from eye movements. J Acoust Soc Am, 133(5), pp. 3016-3029. United States. doi: 10.1121/1.4795775

  • Shen, J., Deutsch, D., & Le, J. (2011). The effect of overall pitch height on Mandarin tone identification. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 14. doi: 10.1121/2.0000066

  • Shen, J., Deutsch, D., & Rayner, K. (2010). Processing of endpoint pitch in mandarin tone perception: An eye movement study. 20th International Congress on Acoustics 2010, ICA 2010 - Incorporating Proceedings of the 2010 Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society, 5, pp. 3666-3668.

  • Deutsch, D., Le, J., Shen, J., & Henthorn, T. (2009). The pitch levels of female speech in two Chinese villages. J Acoust Soc Am, 125(5), pp. EL208-EL213. United States. doi: 10.1121/1.3113892