Brad Rakerd

Professor

Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Michigan State University

 

·         Contact Information:

·         Office:    219 Oyer Building

·         Phone:   (517) 432-8195

·         E-mail:   rakerd@msu.edu

·         Education:

·         A.B., 1974, Brown University

·         M.A., 1976, University of Pennsylvania

·         Ph. D, 1982, University of Connecticut

·         MSU Affiliations:

·         Acoustics Research Group

·         Cognitive Science Program

·         Oral History in the Digital Age Project Team

·         Research Interests:

·         Spatial Hearing

·         Speech Perception and Sociophonetics

·         Hearing Impairment and Cognitive Effort

·         Oral History – Best Practices


Recent Teaching

·         Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders

·         Fundamentals of Hearing

·         Speech Science

Descriptions of these courses can be obtained from the Registrar's Office.

 


Selected Publications

·         Hartmann, W.M., Rakerd, B., Crawford, Z.D., and Zhang, P.X.  (2016). Transaural experiments and a revised duplex theory for the localization of low-frequency tones.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 139, 968-985. PDF

·         Cai, T., Rakerd, B., and Hartmann, W.M. (2015).  Computing interaural differences through finite element modeling of idealized human heads.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138, 1549-1560. PDF

·         Rakerd, B.  On making oral histories more accessible to persons with hearing loss.  The Oral History Review, 40, 67-74. PDF

·         Boyd, D., Cohen, S., Rakerd, B., and Rehberger, D. (Eds.). (2012). Oral History in the Digital Age.  (Washington, D.C.: Institute of Library and Museum Services).  http://ohda.matrix.msu.edu/

·         Rakerd, B. (2012). Microphones and Room Effects: Audio Exemplars and Some Recommendations for Enhancing the Quality of Oral History Recordings. In D. Boyd, S. Cohen, B. Rakerd, & D. Rehberger (Eds.), Oral History in the Digital Age. (Washington, D.C.: Institute of Library and Museum Services).  OHDA Essay #1

·         Rakerd, B. (2012).Speech in Quiet and Speech in Noise.  In D. Boyd, S. Cohen, B. Rakerd, & D. Rehberger (Eds.), Oral History in the Digital Age. (Washington, D.C.: Institute of Library and Museum Services).  OHDA Essay #2

·         Cohen, S., Rakerd, B., Rehberger, D., and Boyd, D.A. (2012).   Oral history in the digital age: The imperative for rethinking best practices based on a survey of the field(s).  In D. Boyd, S. Cohen, B. Rakerd, & D. Rehberger (Eds.), Oral History in the Digital Age. (Washington, D.C.: Institute of Library and Museum Services).  OHDA Essay #3

·         Rakerd, B., and Plichta, B. (2010).  More on Michigan Listeners’ Perceptions of /a/-Fronting.  American Speech, 85, 431-449.  PDF

·         Rakerd, B., and Hartmann, W.M. (2010).  Localization of sound in rooms, V: Binaural coherence and human sensitivity to interaural time differences in noise.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 128, 3052-3063.  PDF

·         Macaulay, E., Hartmann, W.M., and Rakerd, B. (2010).  The acoustical bright spot and mislocalization of tones by human listeners.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 127, 1440-1449.  PDF          

·         Plichta, B., and Rakerd, B.  (2009). Perceptions of /a/-fronting across two Michigan dialects.  In D.R. Preston and N. Niedzielski (Eds.). A Reader in Sociophonetics.  Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

·         Aaronson, N.L., Rakerd, B., and Hartmann, W.M. (2009).  Release from speech-on-speech masking in a front-back geometry.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 125, 1636-1648.

·         Plichta, B., Preston, D., and Rakerd, B. (2007). Its too hat in here?  The perception of NCS /a/-fronting.  Linguistica Atlantica, 27-28, 92-95.

·         Rakerd, B., Aaronson, N., Hartmann, W.M. (2006), Release from speech-on-speech masking by adding a delayed masker at a different location, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 119, 1597-1605.

·         Amlani, A., Rakerd, B., Punch, J. (2006), Speech-clarity judgments of hearing aid processed speech in noise: Differing polar patterns and acoustic environments, International Journal of Audiology, 45, 319-330.

·         Rakerd, B., Rehberger, D. (2005), Speech on the Internet: A new educational resource and a cautionary note, International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Society, 1(5), 139-146.

·         Hartmann, W.M., Rakerd, B., Koller, A. (2005), Binaural coherence in rooms, Acta Acustica with Acustica, 91, 451-462.

·         Punch J, Joseph, A., Rakerd B. (2004), Most comfortable and uncomfortable loudness levels: Six decades of research, American Journal of Audiology, 13(2), 144-157.

·         Punch J, Rakerd B, Joseph A (2004), Effects of test order on most comfortable and uncomfortable loudness levels for speech., American Journal of Audiology, 13(2), 158-163.

·         Rakerd, B., and Hartmann, W.M. (2003), Localization of noise in a reverberant environment, In Auditory Signal Processing: Physiology, Psychoacoustics, and Models, edited by D. Pressnitzer, A. de Cheveigne, S. McAdams, and L. Collet, Springer-Verlag, 348-354.

·         Punch, J., Rakerd, B., & Amlani, A.M. (2001), Paired-comparison hearing aid preferences, Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 12, 190-201.

·         Rakerd, B., Hartmann, W.M., & Hsu, J. (2000). Echo suppression in the horizontal and median sagittal planes. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 107, 1061-1064.


 

 

Rev:  April, 2016