Department of Electrical Engineering

Ewen MacDonald - Associate Professor, DTU

Hearing Systems Group
Department of Electrical Engineering
Technical University of Denmark

Ørsteds Plads
Building 352, room 116
2800 Kgs. Lyngby
Denmark

Phone: +45 45253954
Fax: +45 45880577

Email: emcd[at]elektro.dtu.dk

Teaching
31230 Acoustic Communication
31250 Environmental Acoustics
31232 Technical Audiology and Experimental Hearing Science
31920 Communicating Advanced Topics in Electrical Engineering

Research Interests
Relationship between speech perception and speech production; Hearing over the lifespan; Speech intelligibility in noise



Journal Publications


2016
Lőcsei G, Pedersen JH, Laugesen S, Santurette S, Dau T, MacDonald EN (2016) Temporal fine-structure coding and lateralized speech perception in normal-hearing and hearing-impaired listeners. Trends in Hearing. 20, 1-15. doi:10.1177/2331216516660962.


Chabot-Leclerc A, MacDonald EN, Dau T (2016). Predicting binaural speech intelligibility using the signal-to-noise ratio in the envelope power spectrum domain. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 140(1), 192-205. doi:10.1121/1.4954254.


Ohlenforst B, Souza PE, MacDonald EN (2016). Exploring the relationship between working memory, compressor speed and background noise characteristics. Ear and Hearing, 37(2), 137-143. doi:10.1097/AUD.0000000000000240. PDF


Bouserhal RE, MacDonald EN, Falk TH, Voix J (2016) Variations in voice level and fundamental frequency with changing background noise level and talker-to-listener distance while wearing hearing protectors: A pilot study. International Journal of Audiology, 55(Supplement 1), S13–S20. doi:10.3109/14992027.2015.1122240. PDF


2015
Mitsuya T, MacDonald EN, Munhall KG, Purcell DW (2015) Formant compensation for auditory feedback with English vowels. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138(1), 413-424. doi:10.1121/1.4923154. PDF


Decorsière R, Søndergaard P, MacDonald EN, Dau T (2015). Inversion of auditory spectrograms, traditional spectrograms, and other envelope representations. IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, 23(1), 46-56. doi:10.1109/TASLP.2014.2367821. PDF


Eskelund K, MacDonald EN, Andersen TS (2015) Face configuration affects speech perception: Evidence from a McGurk Mismatch Negativity study. Neuropsychologia, 66:48-54. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2014.10.021. PDF


2014
Mitsuya T, MacDonald EN, Munhall KG. (2014) Temporal control and compensation for perturbed voicing feedback. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 135(5): 2986-2994.PDF


2013
Christiansen C, MacDonald EN, Dau T. (2013) Contribution of envelope periodicity to release from speech-on-speech masking. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 134(3): 2197-2204. PDF


Gordon MS, Russo FA, MacDonald E (2013). Spectral information for detection of acoustic time to arrival. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 75(4):738-750. doi:10.3758/s13414-013-0424-2. PDF


Zheng ZZ, Vicente-Grabovetsky A, MacDonald EN, Munhall KG, Cusack R, Johnsrude IS (2013). Multivoxel patterns reveal functionally differentiated networks underlying auditory feedback processing of speech. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(10):4339-4348. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.6319-11.2013. PDF


2012
Smith S, Pichora-Fuller MK, Wilson RH, MacDonald EN (2012). Word Recognition for Temporally and Spectrally Distorted Materials: The Effects of Age and Hearing Loss. Ear and Hearing, 33(3):349-366. PDF


MacDonald EN, Johnson EK, Forsythe J, Plante P, Munhall KG (2012). Children’s development of self-regulation in speech production. Current Biology, 22(2):113-117. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2011.11.052. PDF


2011
Mitsuya T, MacDonald EN, Purcell DW, Munhall KG (2011). A cross-language study of compensation in response to real-time formant perturbation. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 130(5): 2978-2986. PDF


Zheng ZZ, MacDonald EN, Munhall KG, Johnsrude I (2011). Perceiving a stranger's voice as being one's own: a 'rubber voice' illusion? PLoS One, 6(4): e18655. PDF


MacDonald EN, Purcell DW, Munhall KG (2011). Probing the independence of formant control using altered auditory feedback. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 129(2): 955-966. PDF


2010

MacDonald EN, Pichora-Fuller MK, Schneider BA (2010). Effects on speech intelligibility of temporal jittering and spectral smearing of the high-frequency components of speech. Hearing Research, 261: 63-66. PDF


MacDonald EN, Goldberg R, Munhall KG (2010). Compensation in response to real-time formant perturbations of different magnitudes. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 127(2): 1059-1068. PDF


2009

Munhall KG, MacDonald EN, Byrne SK, Johnsrude I (2009) Talkers alter vowel production in response to real-time formant perturbation even when instructed to resist compensation. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 125(1):384-390. PDF


2008

MacDonald EN, Behar A, Wong W, Kunov H (2008). Noise Exposure of Opera Musicians. Canadian Acoustics, 36(4):11-16. PDF


2007

Pichora-Fuller MK, Schneider BA, MacDonald E, Pass HE, Brown S (2007). Temporal jitter disrupts speech intelligibility: A simulation of auditory aging. Hearing Research, 223: 114-121. PDF


2004

Behar A, MacDonald E, Lee J, Cui J, Kunov H, Wong W (2004). Noise Exposure of Music Teachers. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 1: 243-247. PDF


Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers


2016

Kowalewski B , Fereczkowski M, MacDonald E, Dau T (2016) A new procedure for automatic fitting of the basilar-membrane input-output function to individual behavioral data. 63rd Open Seminar on Acoustics, Białowieża, PL. In Advances in Acoustics. ISBN 978-83-65550-02-6. pp. 555-561. PDF


Fereczkowski M, Dau T, MacDonald E (2016) Grid – A fast threshold tracking procedure. 63rd Open Seminar on Acoustics, Białowieża, PL. In Advances in Acoustics. ISBN 978-83-65550-02-6. pp. 545-553. PDF


Chabot-Leclerc A, MacDonald EN, Dau T (2016) Predicting masking release of lateralized speech. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research (ISAAR 2015). Santurette S, Dau T, Dalsgaard JC, Tranebjærg T, Andersen T (Eds.); ISBN: 978-87-990013-5-4. pp. 397-404. PDF


Fereczkowski M, Dau T, MacDonald EN (2016) Investigating low-frequency compression using the Grid method Proceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research (ISAAR 2015). Santurette S, Dau T, Dalsgaard JC, Tranebjærg T, Andersen T (Eds.); ISBN: 978-87-990013-5-4. pp. 413-420. PDF


Kowalewski B, MacDonald EN, Strelcyk O, Dau T (2016) Auditory-model based assessment of the effects of hearing loss and hearing-aid compression on spectral and temporal resolution. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research (ISAAR 2015). Santurette S, Dau T, Dalsgaard JC, Tranebjærg T, Andersen T (Eds.); ISBN: 978-87-990013-5-4. pp. 173-180. PDF


Lőcsei G, Pedersen JH, Laugesen S, Santurette S, Dau T, MacDonald EN (2016) Lateralized speech perception in normal-hearing and hearing-impaired listeners and its relationship to temporal processing. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research (ISAAR 2015). Santurette S, Dau T, Dalsgaard JC, Tranebjærg T, Andersen T (Eds.); ISBN: 978-87-990013-5-4. pp. 389-396. PDF


2013

Heesche B, MacDonald E, Rune F, Pacheco M, Christensen DJ (2013). Playful Interaction with Voice Sensing Modular Robots. 5th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR2013 Bristol, UK. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 8239. Herrmann G, Pearson M, Lenz A, Bremner P, Spiers A, Leonards U (Eds.); ISBN: 978-3-319-02675-6. pp. 180-189. PDF


2012

MacDonald EN, Munhall KG (2012). A preliminary study of individual responses to real-time pitch and formant perturbations. Proceedings of The Listening Talker Workshop, Edinburgh, Scotland. pp. 32-35. PDF


2010

Mitsuya T, MacDonald EN, Purcell DW, Munhall KG (2010). A cross-language study of compensatory response to formant-shifted feedback. Proceedings of INTERSPEECH 2010 Satellite Workshop on Second Language Studies: Acquisition, Learning, Education and Technology (L2WS-2010), Tokyo, Japan. Paper O3-3. PDF


MacDonald E, Pile E, Dajani H, Munhall KG (2008). The Specificity of Adaptation to Real-Time Formant Shifting. Proceedings of the 8th International Seminar on Speech Production, Strasbourg, France. pp. 397-400. PDF


2008

Pichora-Fuller K, MacDonald E (2008). Auditory temporal processing deficits in older listeners: From a review to a future view of Presbycusis, Auditory signal processing in hearing-impaired listeners. 1st International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research (ISAAR 2007). Dau T, Buchholz JM, Harte JM, Christiansen TU (Eds.); ISBN: 87-990013-1-4. Print: Centertryk A/S, pp. 291-300. PDF


Other Conference Proceedings


2016
Jacobsen GN, Ih J-G, Song W, MacDonald E (2016) Predicting Detectability and Annoyance of EV Warning Sounds using Partial Loudness. Proceedings of the 45th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering (INTER-NOISE 2016). Hamburg, Germany. 1706-1715. PDF


Olsen SL, Agerkvist F, MacDonald E, Stegenborg-Andersen T, Volk CP (2016) Modeling the Perceptual Components of Loudspeaker Distortion. 140th Audio Engineering Society Convention. Paris, France, Paper 9549. PDF


2015

Cubick J, Sanchez Rodriguez C, Song W, MacDonald EN (2015) Comparison of binaural microphones for externalization of sounds. 3rd International Conference on Spatial Audio. Graz, Austria. PDF


Gill Corrales JD, Song W, MacDonald E (2015) Reproduction of realistic background noise for testing telecommunication devices. 138th International Audio Engineering Society Convention. Warsaw, Poland. Paper 9303. PDF


Eckey A, MacDonald EN (2015) Compensations of F0 and formant frequencies in a real-time pitch-perturbation paradigm. 41 Jahrestagung für Akustik (DAGA 2015). Nuremburg, Germany. pp. 1444-1447. PDF


Lamping W, Santurette S, MacDonald EN (2015) The role of harmonic resolvability for pitch discrimination. 41 Jahrestagung für Akustik (DAGA 2015). Nuremburg, Germany. pp. 1440-1443. PDF


2014

Lőcsei G, Santurette S, Dau T, MacDonald EN (2014) Influence of acoustic complexity on spatial release from masking and lateralization. Proceedings of Forum Acusticum 2014. Krakow, Poland. PDF


Rasmussen M, Santurette S, MacDonald E (2014) Consonance perception of complex-tone dyads and chords. Proceedings of Forum Acusticum 2014. Krakow, Poland. PDF


2013

Marschall M, MacDonald EN, Dau T (2013). The effect of compression on tuning estimates in a simple nonlinear auditory filter model. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 19:050109. PDF


MacDonald EN, Raufer S (2013). Intelligibility of speech produced in temporally modulated noise. Proceedings of the International Conference on Acoustics AIA-DAGA 2013. Merano, Italy. pp. 1297-1300 PDF


2007

MacDonald EN, Pichora-Fuller MK, Schneider BA (2007) Intensity Discrimination in Noise: Effect of Aging, Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychophysicists. Tokyo, Japan. pp. 135-140. PDF


Book Chapters


2013

Alsius A, MacDonald EN, Munhall KG (2013). Multi-modal Speech Perception. In The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience, eds. K Ochsner and S Kosslyn. pp. 524-553. Oxford University Press.


2010

Pichora-Fuller MK, MacDonald E (2010). Sensory Aging: Hearing, in Concise Encyclopedia of Brain and Language, ed. Harry A. Whitaker, pp. 455-460. Academic Press: Oxford.


2009

Pichora-Fuller MK, MacDonald E (2009). Sensory Aging: Hearing, in Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, Larry R Squire (Editor-in-Chief) volume 8, pp. 645-650. Academic Press: Oxford.


Pichora-Fuller MK, MacDonald E (2009). Sensory Aging: Hearing, in Handbook of the Neuroscience of Aging, ed. Patrick R. Hof and Charles V. Mobbs, pp. 193-198. Academic Press: San Diego.


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