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Tanvi Thakkar

Lecturer
Psychology
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Specialty area(s)

Cochlear Implants; Psychoacoustics; Binaural Hearing

Current courses at UWL

PSYC 430: Cognitive Neuroscience

Education

B.S. 2011, Psychology (Minor: Neuroscience) - University of Maryland-College Park

Ph.D. 2019, Communication Sciences and Disorders - University of Wisconsin-Madison

Career

Teaching history

CSD 202: Normal Aspects of Hearing (Guest Lecturer, UW-Madison)

CSD 850: Hearing Science I: Hearing Science Basics & Psychoacoustics (Guest Lecturer, UW-Madison)

BME 550: Introduction to Biological and Medical Microsystems (Guest Lecturer, UW-Madison)

 

Research and publishing

Publications:

Thakkar T, Anderson SR, Kan A, Litovsky RY. Evaluating the Impact of Age, Acoustic Exposure, and Electrical Stimulation on Binaural Sensitivity in Adult Bilateral Cochlear Implant Patients. Brain Sci. 2020;10(6):406. Published 2020 Jun 26. doi:10.3390/brainsci10060406.

Thakkar, T, Kan, A, Jones, HG, and Litovsky, RY (2018). Mixed stimulation rates to improve sensitivity of interaural timing differences in bilateral cochlear implant listeners. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 143, 1428-1440.

Brown, A. D., Jones, H. G., Kan, A., Thakkar, T., Stecker, G. C., Goupell, M. J., & Litovsky, R. Y. (2015). Evidence for a neural source of the precedence effect in sound localization. Journal of Neurophysiology, 114(5), 2991–3001.

Thakkar, T., & Goupell, M. J. (2014). Internalized elevation perception of simple stimuli in cochlear-implant and normal-hearing listeners. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 136(2), 841–852.

Recent presentations/Talks:

Thakkar, T, Leclère, T, Kan, A, and Litovsky RY, (2020) “Evaluating the impact of a simulated mixed-rate cochlear implant strategy on perception of interaural time differences in noise.” Presented at the Association for Research in Otolaryngology 43rd MidWinter Meeting, Baltimore, MD; January 2020.

Dennison, E, Kan, A, Thakkar, T, and Litovsky, RY, (2020) “Lateralization of Competing Interaural Envelope Cues Measured with the CCi-Mobile Research Platform.” Presented at the Association for Research in Otolaryngology 43rd MidWinter Meeting, Baltimore, MD; January 2020.

Burg, E, Thakkar, T, Anderson, S, Winn, M and Litovsky, RY, (2020) “The effect of asymmetric dynamic range on speech intelligibility and binaural unmasking in normal hearing individuals listening to vocoded speech.” Presented at the Association for Research in Otolaryngology 43rd MidWinter Meeting, Baltimore, MD; January 2020.

Dennison, E, Kan, A, Thakkar, T, and Litovsky, RY, (2019) “Lateralization of Interaural Time Differences Measured with the CCi-Mobile Research Platform.” Presented at Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses (CIAP), Lake Tahoe, CA; July, 2019.

Burg, E, Thakkar, T, Winn, M, Godar, S and Litovsky, RY, (2019) “Does degree of speech asymmetry modulate bilateral speech intelligibility and listening effort in adults with bilateral cochlear implants and adults with normal hearing?” Presented at Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses (CIAP), Lake Tahoe, CA; July, 2019.

Thakkar, T, Kan, A, Jones, HG, and Litovsky RY (2019). “The impact of dynamic interaural time differences on auditory object formation and sound source lateralization in bilateral cochlear implant listeners.” Presented at the Association for Research in Otolaryngology 42nd MidWinter Meeting, Baltimore, MD; February 2019.

Misurelli, SM, Burg, E, Thakkar, T, Fields, T, Kuchinsky, S, and Litovsky, RY (2019). “Pupillometry studies in individuals with single-sided deafness: Impact of trial inclusion criteria.” Presented at the Association for Research in Otolaryngology 42nd MidWinter Meeting, Baltimore, MD; February 2019.

Burg, E, Thakkar, T, Godar, S, Winn, MB, and Litovsky, RY (2019). “Listening effort in bilateral cochlear implant users with asymmetric across-ear performance in speech perception.” Presented at the Association for Research in Otolaryngology 42nd MidWinter Meeting, Baltimore, MD; February 2019.

Dennison, SR, Kan, A, Thakkar, T, and Litovsky, RY (2019). “Lateralization of Competing Interaural Cues in Envelope-Modulated High-Frequency Tones.” Presented at the Association for Research in Otolaryngology 42nd MidWinter Meeting, Baltimore, MD; February 2019.

Thakkar, T, Burg, E, Godar, S, Misurelli, S, Lee, D, and Litovsky, RY, (2019) “Speech understanding and listening effort in individuals with single-sided deafness who receive a cochlear implant.” Presented at Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses (CIAP), Lake Tahoe, CA; July, 2019.

Thakkar, T, Kan, Alan, and Litovsky, RY, (2018). “Initial findings on the influence of onset cues on auditory object formation and sound lateralization in bilateral cochlear implant listeners.” Presented at the Association for Research in Otolaryngology 41th MidWinter Meeting, San Diego, CA; February 2018.

Thakkar, T, (2017). “Hearing in noisy environments.” Presented at the HLAA-Madison Chapter March 22nd Meeting. Madison, WI.

Thakkar, T, Kan, A, and Litovsky, RY, (2017). “Understanding the impact of auditory object formation on lateralization in bilateral cochlear implant listeners.” Presented at Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses (CIAP), Lake Tahoe, CA; July, 2017.