Role: PhD Student
David Meng is a current HEARing CRC PhD student at the department of cognitive science, Macquarie University.
David completed a Bachelors in Electronic Engineering in 2005 from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Masters of Engineering Science in 2007 and Masters of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering in 2009 from University of New South Wales (UNSW). After graduation, David worked as a research assistant in the acoustics laboratory at school of Electrical Engineering, UNSW, before joining the KIT-Macquarie Brain research laboratory in 2013.
Objective Measurement of listening effort with MEG: effects of aging and hearing
David’s research looks into the neural consequences of effortful listening and brain mechanisms of phase locking to ongoing speech. It will use Magnetoencephalography (MEG) to measure the neural consequence of effortful listening. “Effortful listening” is defined as a situation where a listener is required to comprehend speech with a signal-to-noise ratio that is systematically degraded with the addition of background noise. MEG will be used to measure and contrast auditory cortical responses to speech with high and low signal-to-noise ratios.