Jong Ho Won, Ph.D.

Research Interests

My current research interests include psychophysical and physiological mechanisms of hearing. My long-term research goal is to better understand what are important acoustic cues that determine cochlear implant perceptual outcomes, and how they are represented in the auditory system, and how perceptual and physiological patterns change with different cochlear implant signal processing strategies, so that signal processing engineers know what information is important to preserve when designing speech processing strategies for cochlear implant users.


  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea (2002)
  • M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea (2005)
  • Ph.D. in Bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (2010)

Recent Honors and Awards

  • 2012 -“Neural representation and perception of envelope and fine structure in human”, Individual National Research Service Award for Postdoctoral Fellowship from NIH (NIDCD 1F32DC012497-01A1), 07/2012-08/2013. Principal Investigator. *Recommended for funding but not activated due to the appointment at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • 2012 - “Neural correlates of speech envelope and fine structure as evident by the frequency-following response”, American Hearing Research Foundation, 01/2012-12/2012, $20,000, Principal Investigator
  • 2011 - Conference on the Implantable Auditory Prostheses Travel Award
  • 2010 - Speech and Hearing Sciences Training Grant, NIH NIDCD T32-DC000033, 08/2010-07/2012, $76,260
  • 2009 - “Psychophysics of speech processor modifications in cochlear implants”, Individual National Research Service Award for Predoctoral Fellowship from NIH (NIDCD F31-DC009755), 2009-2010, $68,836
  • 2009 - American Auditory Society Conference Travel Award
  • 2008 - Educational fellowship by Advanced Bionics
  • 2007 - Conference on the Implantable Auditory Prostheses Travel Award
  • 2005 - “Improved representation of sound through cochlear implants”, Fellowship for graduate studies in abroad, Korea Research Foundation, 09/2005-09/2007, $60,000, Principal Investigator
  • 2004 - “Research for cochlear implants”, International Research Fellowship, Korea Science and Engineering Foundation, 07/2004-02/2005, $12,000, Principal Investigator

Representative Publications


  • Won JH, Lorenzi C, Nie K, Li X, Jameyson EM, Drennan WR, Rubinstein JT. (2012). The ability of cochlear implant users to use temporal envelope cues recovered from speech frequency modulation. J Acoust Soc Am. 132, 1113-1119.
  • Won JH, Nie K, Drennan WR, Rubinstein JT. Maximizing the spectral and temporal benefits of two clinically used sound processing strategies for cochlear implants. Trends in Amplification. In-press
  • Jones GL, Won JH, Drennan WR, Rubinstein JT.Relationship between channel interaction and spectral-ripple discrimination in cochlear implant users. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. In-press
  • Li X, Nie K, Imennov NS, Won JH, Drennan WR, Rubinstein JT, Atlas LE. Improved perception of speech in noise and Mandarin tones with acoustic simulations of harmonic coding for cochlear implants. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 132, 3387-3398.
  • Golub JS, Won JH, Drennan WR, Worman TD, Rubinstein JT (2012). Spectral and Temporal Measures in Hybrid Cochlear Implant Users: On the Mechanism of Electroacoustic Hearing Benefits. Otology and Neurotology. 33(2):147-153. *The first author was mentored by JHW.
  • Jung KH, Won JH, Drennan WR, Jameyson EM, Miyasaki G, Norton SJ, Rubinstein JT (2012). Psychoacoustical performance and music and speech perception in prelingually deafened children with cochlear implants. Aud. Neurotolog. 17(3):189-197. *The first and fifth authors were mentored by JHW.


  • Won JH, Clinard CG, Kwon SY, Dasika VK, Nie K, Drennan WR, Tremblay KL, Rubinstein JT (2011). Relationship between behavioral and physiologic spectral-ripple discrimination. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 12(3), 375-393.
  • Won JH, Drennan WR, Nie K, Jameyson EM, Rubinstein JT (2011). Acoustic temporal modulation detection and speech perception in cochlear implant listeners. J Acoust Soc Am. 130:376-88
  • Won JH, Jones GL, Drennan WR, Jameyson EM, Rubinstein JT. (2011). Evidence of across-channel processing for spectral-ripple discrimination in cochlear implant listeners. J Acoust Soc Am. 134:2088-2097


  • Won JH, Drennan WR, Kang RS, Rubinstein JT (2010). Psychoacoustic elements contributing to good music perception in cochlear implant users. Ear Hear. 31(6):796-805.
  • Drennan WR, Won JH, Jameyson E, Nie K, Rubinstein JT (2010). Sensitivity of psychophysical measures to signal processor modifications in cochlear implant users. Hear Res. 262:1-8.
  • Jung KH, Cho JK, Kim EY, GY Park, Cho YS, Chung WH, Hong SH, Won JH, Rubinstein JT. Clinical Assessment of Music Perception in Korean with Cochlear Implant Listeners (2010). Acta Otolaryngol. 130(6):716-23.


  • Kang RS, Nimmons GL, Drennan WR, Longnion JK, Ruffin CV, Nie K, Won JH, Worman T, Yueh B, Rubinstein JT (2009). Development and validation of the University of Washington Clinical Assessment of Music Perception (CAMP) test. Ear Hear. 30(4):411-8.


  • Won JH, Schimmel SM, Drennan WR, Souza PE, Atlas L, Rubinstein JT (2008). Improving performance in noise for hearing aids and cochlear implants using coherent modulation filtering. Hear Res. 239:1-11. (The May 2008 issue’s featured cover article)


  • Won JH, Drennan WR, Rubinstein JT (2007). Spectral-ripple resolution correlates with speech reception in noise in cochlear implant users. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 8(3):384-92.
  • Drennan WR, Won JH, Dasika VK, Rubinstein JT (2007). Effects of Temporal Fine Structure on the Lateralization of Speech and on Speech Understanding in Noise. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 8(3):373-83


  • Han DH, Won JH, Lee SM, Kim HJ (2005). Three dimensional computer-aided reconstruction of the temporal bone in Mongolian Gerbil. Korean J Otolaryngol. 48:1323-1328


  • Lee SM, Won JH, Kwon SY, Park YC, Kim IY, Kim SI (2004). New idea of hearing aid algorithm to enhance speech discrimination in a noisy environment and its experimental results, Annual International Conference IEEE Engineering in Medicine. 976- 978 Vol.2, ISBN: 0-7803-8439-3

Courses Taught

  • ASP 602 – Psychoacoustics
Jong Ho Won, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Jong Ho Won, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology
University of Tennessee
558 S. Stadium Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996-0740

Phone: (865) 974-5219