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John P. Preece (Retired)
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center|Hunter College
Phone: 212-817-7945
Degrees/Diplomas: B.S. Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois M.A. Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois Ph.D. University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Research Interests: Cochlear Implants, tinnitus, psychoacoustics
Academic Title: Executive Officer & Professor of Communication Sciences

Primary Teaching Areas:

Acoustics/psychoacoustics, physiological acoustics, rehabilitation, cochlear implants

Selected Publications:

  • Preece, J.P. (Guest Editor) (2004). Issues in Family-Centered Pediatric Audiology, Seminars in Hearing, 25 (4).

  • Tyler, R.S., Noble, W., Preece, J.P., Dunn, C., & Witt, S. (2004). Psychological Treatments for Tinnitus. In: Tinnitus Management (J. Snow, Ed.), Hamilton, ON: BC Decker.

  • Preece, J.P., Tyler, R.S., & Noble, W. (2003). Management of tinnitus. Geriatrics and Aging, 6(6): 22-28.

  • Tyler, R.S., Wilson, B., Dunn C., Witt, S, Preece, J.P. (2003).  Update on binaural cochlear implantation.  Current Opinion in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 11(5): 388-393.

  • Tyler, R.S., Preece, J.P., Wilson, B.S., Rubinstein, J.T., Parkinson, A.J., Wolaver, A., & Gantz, B.J. (2002).  Distance, localization and speech perception pilot studies with bilateral cochlear implants. Cochlear implants – An update. (T. Kubo, Y. Takahashi, &T. Iwaki, Eds.) 517-522. Kugler: The Hague.

  • Tyler, R.S., Haskell, G.B., Preece, J.P., & Bergen, C. (2001). Nurturing patient expectations to enhance the treatment of tinnitus. Seminars in Hearing, 22:15 – 21

  • Singer, J., Hurley, R.M, R.M., & Preece, J.P. (1998).  Effectiveness of central auditory processing tests with Children. American Journal of Audiology. 7: 73-84.

  • Tyler, R.S., Preece, J.P., Lansing, C.R., & Gantz, B.J. (1992). Natural vowel perception by the Ineraid cochlear-implant patients.  Audiology, 31:228-239.

  • Preece, J.P. & Wilson, R.H. (1992).  Masking-level difference for periodic and quasi-periodic pulse trains. Acustica.  77:114-116.

  • Preece, J.P. & Fowler, C.G. (1992). Relation between pure-tone threshold and speech recognition for two speakers. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 3:221-224.

  • Wilson, R.H. & Preece, J.P. (1990).  Development of a compact disc for speech audiometry. Audiology Today, 2:24-26.

  • Preece, J.P. & Tyler, R.S. (1989). Temporal gap detection by cochlear prosthesis users.  Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 32:849-856.

  • Preece, J.P. & Wilson, R.H. (1988). Detection, loudness, and discrimination of tonal complexes differing in crest factor.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 84:166-171.

Works in Progress:

  • Scheiffle, P.M, Musiek, F.E., & Preece, J.P., Comparative analyses of canine hearing using event-related potentials.

  • Preece, J.P., & Tyler, R.S.  Localization of sound sources by subjects with bilateral cochlear implants.

Academic Honors:

  • Fellow. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2005

  • Obermann Scholar, Center for Advanced Research, University of Iowa, 2003

  • ACE Award, American Speech-Language Hearing Association, 2003, 2007

  • Honors of the Rhode Island Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 1998


  • Associate Editor, American Journal of Audiology

  • Site Visitor, Council on Academic Accreditation of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology