Fan-Gang Zeng

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Professor, Otolaryngology
School of Medicine

Director, Center for Hearing Research

PH.D., Syracuse University, 1990

Phone: (949) 824-1539
Fax: (949) 824-5907

University of California, Irvine
110 Medical Science E
Mail Code: 5320
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Cochlear Implant, Auditory Neuropathy, Auditory Neuroscience, Tinnitus, Hyperacusis, Speech
Academic Distinctions
Fellow, The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, 2007
Member, Collegium Oto-Rhino-Larygologicum Amicitiae Sacrum, 2008
Fellow, The Acoustical Society of America, 2010
Fellow, IEEE, 2011
Research Abstract
Dr. Zeng's research focuses on diagnosis and treatment of hearing and speech disorders from auditory neuropathy and cochlear implants to tinnitus and hyperacusis.
Available Technologies
Zeng, F.-G., and Shannon, R.V. (1994). Loudness-coding mechanisms inferred from electric stimulation of the human auditory system. Science 264, 564-566.
Shannon, R.V., Zeng, F.-G., Wygonski, J., Kamath, V., and Ekelid, M. (1995). Speech recognition with primarily temporal cues. Science 270, 303-304.
Wilson, B.S., Rebscher, S., Zeng, F.-G., Shannon, R.V., Loeb, G.E., Lawson, D.T., and Zerbi, M. (1998). Design for an inexpensive but effective cochlear implant. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 118, 235-241.
Zeng, F.-G., Oba, S., Garde,S., Sininger, Y., and Starr, A. (1999). Temporal and speech processing deficits in Auditory Neuropathy. NeuroReport 10(16), 3429-3435.
Zeng, F.-G., Fu, Q.-J., and Morse, R.P. (2000). Human hearing enhanced by noise. Brain Research 869(1-2), 251-255.
Zeng, F.G. (2007). Cochlear implants: Why don't more people use them? Hearing Journal, 60(3), 48-49.
Zeng FG. An active loudness model suggesting tinnitus as increased central noise and hyperacusis as increased nonlinear gain. Hear Res. 2013 Jan;295:172-179.
Professional Societies
Association for Research in Otolaryngology
Acoustical Society of America
Graduate Programs

Biomedical Engineering


Research Center
Center for Hearing Research
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