Dr CHEN, Yuan   陳源
Assistant Professor
Department of Special Education and Counselling
Phone No: (852) 2948 8618
Fax No: (852) 2948 7794
Email: cheny@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0001-6706-0962
Phone
(852) 2948 8618
Fax
(852) 2948 7794
Email
cheny@eduhk.hk
Scopus ID
57192366094
Research Interest

Tone perception

Cognitive ability

Speech perception

Language development

Hearing impairment

Teaching Interest

Supporting students with specific learning disabilities

Professional Profile

Dr. Chen Yuan, David is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education and Counselling (SEC). He obtained his Ph.D. from the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Chen’s research interests include speech perception and language development in Chinese speakers with hearing loss.

Research Interest

Tone perception

Cognitive ability

Speech perception

Language development

Hearing impairment

Teaching Interest

Supporting students with specific learning disabilities

Selected Output

Journal Publications
Chen, Y., Wong, L. L. N., Kuehnel, V., Qian, J., Voss, S. C., & Wang, S. (2021). Can dual compression offer better mandarin speech intelligibility and sound quality than fast-acting compression?. Trends in hearing, 25, .-.
Chen, Y., Wong, L., Qian, J., Kuehnel, V., Christina Voss, S., & Chen, F. (2020). The Role of Lexical Tone Information in the Recognition of Mandarin Sentences in Listeners With Hearing Aids. Ear and hearing, 41(3), 532-538.
Chen, Y., & Wong, L. (2020). Development of the Mandarin Hearing in Noise Test for Children. International Journal of Audiology, 0, 1-6.
Wong, L. L. N., Chen, Y., Leung, K. P. (2019). The Cantonese hearing in noise test for children. Trends in Hearing, 0, 0-0.
Wong, L. L. N., Chen, Y., Wang, Q. R., & Volker, K. (2018). Efficacy of hearing aid noise reduction function. Trends in Hearing, 22, 1-10.
Wong, L. L. N., Sultana, N., & Chen, Y. (2017). Language Matters: Considerations in Measuring Speech Intelligibility. The Hearing Journal, 70(8), 8-9.
Chen, Y., & Wong, L. L. N., (2017). Speech perception in Mandarin-speaking children with cochlear implants: a systematic review. International Journal of Audiology, 56(sup2), S7-S16.
Chen, Y., Wong, L. L. N., Zhu, S., & Xi, X. (2017). Vocabulary development in Mandarin-speaking children with cochlear implants and its relationship with speech perception abilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 60, 243-255.
Zhu, S., Wong, L. L. N., Chen, F., Chen, Y., & Wang, B. (2016). Known-Groups and Concurrent Validity of the Mandarin Tone Identification Test (MTIT). PLoS ONE, 11(5), e0155595.
Chen, Y., Wong, L. L. N., Zhu, S., & Xi, X. (2016). Early speech perception in Mandarin-speaking children at one-year post cochlear implantation. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 49-50, 1-12.
Chen, Y., Wong, L. L. N., Zhu, S., & Xi, X. (2015). A structural equation modeling approach to examining factors Influencing outcomes with Cochlear implant in Mandarin-speaking children. PLoS ONE, 10(9), e0136576.
Zhu, S., Wong, L. L. N., Chen, F., & Chen, Y. (2015). Consonant discrimination by Mandarin-speaking children with prelingual hearing impairment. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 79(8), 1354-1361.
Fu, Y., Chen, Y., Xi, X., Hong, M., Chen, A., Wang, Q., & Wong, L. L. N. (2015). The development of early auditory and speech perception skills after one year of cochlear implant use by children with prelingual hearing impairment. The Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck, 50(4), 274-280.
Chen, Y., Wong, L. L. N., Chen, F., & Xi, X. (2014). Tone and sentence perception in young Mandarin-speaking children with cochlear implants. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 78(11), 1923-1930.

Conference Papers
Chen, Y. (2021, April). Development of three verbal working memory tests for application in cognitive hearing research. Interdisciplinary Technologies for Auditory Prostheses 2021 (ITAP 2021), Shen Zhen, China.
CHEN, Yuan (2019, May). How important is lexical tone information for the recognition of Chinese sentences: evidence from Mandarin- and Cantonese-speakers with normal hearing and hearing aids. Technical Note International Collegium of Rehabilitative Audiology (ICRA) 2019 Program, Hong Kong, China.
Chen Y., Wong, L. L. N. (2018, October). The importance of tone contour on sentence intelligibility in Mandarin speaker with Hearing aids. Paper presented at World Congress of Audiology 2018. Cape Town, South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa.
Chen, Y., Wong, L. L. N., Wang, Q. R., & Volker, K. (2017, December). Efficacy of Hearing Aid Noise Reduction Function. Invited paper presented at the International Workshop on the Impact of Auditory and Visual Impairment and its Community Care Solutions (AVICCS), Shenzhen, China.
Chen Y., Wong, L. L. N. & Xi, X. (2014, July). The relationship between tone perception and sentence perception in Mandarin-speaking children with cochlear implants. Paper presented at the Coalition for Global Hearing Health - 2014, Oxford, UK.
Chen, Y. (2014, June). Speech perception measures for children with cochlear implants. Invited workshop at the 4th cochlear implants and hearing aids conference, Dalin, China.
Chen, Y., Wong, L. L. N., & XI, X. (2014, May). Factors Influencing Vocabulary Skills in Mandarin-Speaking Children with Cochlear Implants. Paper presented at the XXXII World Congress of Audiology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Chen Y., Wong, L. L. N. & Xi, X. (2014, March). Tone perception in Mandarin-speaking children with cochlear Implants. Paper presented at the Three Minute Thesis Competition 2014, Hong Kong.
Chen, Y., Wong, L. L. N., Wong, A. M. Y., & Xi, X. (2013, November). Effects of age at implantation on vocabulary development in Mandarin-speaking children implanted before 3 years of age. Paper presented at the Audiology for Tomorrow: International Conference on Recent Developments, Hong Kong.

Project

Development an Adaptive Training Program Incorporating Verbal Working Memory and Auditory Training for Chinese Older Adults with Mild Hearing Impairment
Older adults often report having difficulty in understanding speech when background noise is presented (Anderson, Parbery-Clark, Yi, & Kraus, 2011). This speech-in-noise (SIN) perception difficulty could not be accurately predicted by the peripheral hearing loss and can be even observed in older adults who have normal hearing (Souza, Pamela E., Boike, Witherell, & Tremblay, 2007). This is because age-related sensory declines are accomplished with degraded cognition and central auditory processin . . .
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): CHEN, Yuan 陳源
 
Development of a Mandarin Speech Perception Battery
The goal of hearing rehabilitation (HR) is to help children with hearing impairment (HI) achieve their best potentials in speech and language ability, to integrate into the mainstream and to maximize their contributions in the society. HR typically consists of fitting of hearing aids or cochlear implants (CIs), followed by years of auditory training and speech and language therapy. The Chinese government and philanthropic efforts are funding CIs because research has demonstrated the efficacy of . . .
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): Wong, L.L.N (CHEN, Yuan 陳源 as Collaborator)
 
Objective Neural Indices of Mandarin Speech-in-noise Perception
Auditory Brainstem Responses to complex speech (cABR) is a scalp-recorded physiological measurement that reflects synchronous patterns of action potentials at the subcortical neural structures. The CABR is non-invasive and does not require attention or any active participation of the listener. Previous studies have showed that the cABR could reflect stream segregation and is language experience dependent. Stream segregation and language experience are two elements significantly affecting sentenc . . .
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): CHEN, Yuan 陳源
 
Development an Adaptive Training Program Incorporating Verbal Working Memory and Auditory Training for Chinese Older Adults with Mild Hearing Impairment
The aim of the current study was to develop a computer-based training program to improve communication and cognitive abilities in Chinese Older Adults with Mild Hearing Impairment.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): CHEN, Yuan 陳源
 
Are Lexical Tones Important for Cantonese Sentence Perception?
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Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): CHEN, Yuan 陳源
 
Development of the Cantonese Text Reception Threshold Test
This project is aimed at developing a Cantonese version of the Text Reception Threshold test, a visual analog to the Hearing In Noise Test.
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): CHEN, Yuan 陳源
 
Modeling Relationships Among Cognitive, Psychoacoustic, and Speech Perception Skills in Mandarin Speaker with Normal Hearing
The aim of this study is to model the relationships among cognition, psychoacoustic abilities and speech perception in Cantonese-speaking adults with normal hearing. Results will be compared with those from individuals with hearing impairments in the future studies.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): CHEN, Yuan 陳源
 
The Important of Lexical Tone Information on Sentence Perception in Quiet and in Noise in Mandarin-Speaking Adults Using Hearing Aids
Examination of the importance of lexical tone information on sentence perception in quiet and in noise in Mandarin-speaking adults using hearing aids.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): CHEN, Yuan 陳源