I study how the healthy auditory system adapts to sound; such as when a person enters a noisy environment. To facilitate listening in noise, the auditory system undergoes a series of adjustments that improve the neural coding of sound. My long term research goal is to understand how adaptation enhances perception in noise in normal hearing listeners and how altered adaptation results in degraded perception in noise in hearing impaired listeners.
- Doctor of Philosophy, Psychoacoustics / Models of the auditory system, Purdue University. Project: Perceptual and modeling estimates of frequency selectivity suggest that acoustic stimulation reduces cochlear gain
- Doctor of Audiology, PURDUE UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS
- Master of Science, PURDUE UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS
- Bachelor of Science, UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
Dr. Jennings grew up in Salt Lake City. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Utah and Utah State University. He attended graduate school at Purdue University where he received his master's, Au.D. (clinical doctorate in Audiology) and Ph.D. degrees. Dr. Jennings is married, has two children and lives in the south end of the valley.