Charles Watson

Charles Watson

Professor Emeritus, Speech and Hearing Sciences

Education

  • Ph.D., Indiana University, 1963

Research interests

Perception of complex sounds, speech and nonspeech

Psychophysical methods

Computer-based teaching of speech

Individual differences in auditory abilities in adults and children

Factors associated with success or failure in grades 1-3

Professional Experience

  • Fellow, Acoustical Society of America, American Psychological Association, American Psychology Society, Sigma Xi

Representative publications

Sentence perception in noise by hearing-aid users: Relations with syllable-constituent perception and the use of context.(2019)
James D. Miller, Charles S. Watson, Marjorie R. Leek, David J. Wark, Pamela Souza, Sandra Gordon-Salant, Jayne B. Ahlstrom and Judy R. Dubno
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 145 (3), 1821-1821

Efficacy of two speech-perception training methods for aided listeners with mild-to-moderately-severe age-related hearing losses.(2019)
James D. Miller, Charles S. Watson, and Gary R. Kidd
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 145 (3), 1795

Syllable-constituent perception by hearing-aid users: Common factors in quiet and noise.(2017)
James D. Miller, Charles S. Watson, Marjorie R. Leek, Judy R. Dubno, David J. Wark, Pamela E. Souza, Sandra Gordon-Salant, and Jayne B. Ahlstrom
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America , 141 (4), 2933

Validation of a Computer-Administered Version of the Digits-in-Noise Test for Hearing Screening in the United States.(2016)
Robert L Folmer, Jay Vachhani, Garnett P Mcmillan, Charles Watson, Gary R. Kidd, M. Patrick Feeney
Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 28 (2),

A comparison between the Dutch and American-English digits-in-noise (DIN) tests in normal-hearing listeners.(2016)
Cas Smits, Charles S. Watson, Gary R. Kidd, David R. Moore, S. Theo Goverts
55 (6), 1-8

Evaluation of Speech-Perception Training for Hearing Aid Users: A Multisite Study in Progress.(2015 )
James D. Miller, Charles S. Watson, Judy R. Dubno, Marjorie R. Leek
Seminars in Hearing, 36 (4), 273-283

Characteristics of 40.(2015 )
Charles S. Watson, Gary R. Kidd, Jill E. Preminger, James D. Miller, Daniel P. Maki, Alex Crowley
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138 (3), 180

Validation of a Screening Test of Auditory Function Using the Telephone.(2014)
Williams-Sanchez Victoria, McArdle Rachel A., Wilson Richard H., Kidd Gary R., Watson Charles S., Bourne Andrea L.
Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 25 (10), 937-951

The U.S. National Hearing Test, a 2013–2014 progress report.(2014)
Charles S. Watson, Gary R. Kidd, James D. Miller, Jill E. Preminger, Alex Crowley, Daniel P. Maki
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 136 (4), 2308

Distributions of confusions for the 109 syllable constituents that make up the majority of spoken English.(2014)
James D. Miller, Charles S. Watson, Roy Sillings
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 136 (4), 2212-2212

Dissertation Committee Service

Author Dissertation Title Committee
Drennan, W. R. Sources of Variation in Profile Analysis: Individual Differences, Extended Training, Roving Level, Component Spacing and Dynamic Contour (November 1998) Watson, C. (Co-Chair), Robinson, D. (Co-Chair), Kewley-Port, D., Kidd, G. R., Eddins, D. A.
Ferguson, S. H. Vowels in Clear and Conversational Speech: Talker Differences in Acoustic Features and Intelligibility for Normal-Hearing Listeners (July 2002) Kweley-Port, D. (Co-Chair), Watson, C. S., Humes, L. E., Pisoni, D. B. (Co-Chair), Jong, K. D.
Gygi, B. Factors in the Identification of Environmental Sounds (July 2001) Watson, C. S. (Co-Chair), Craig, J. C., Kidd, G. R., Port, R. F., Robinson, D. E. (Co-Chair)