David M. Landsberger, PhD, Principal Investigator
David M. Landsberger received his Bachelor degree in Psychology at Brandeis University in 1995. He received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Brown University in 2001 for his work in color psychophysics. His training with cochlear implants (and the Auditory system) began working as a postdoctoral researcher with Colette McKay first at the University of Melbourne in Australia and then at Aston University in Birmingham, England. In 2007, moved to Los Angeles to work with Bob Shannon at the House Ear Institute. While at the House Ear Institute, he rose through the ranks to become an independent principal investigator running his own laboratory. In 2013, he joined the Department of Otolaryngology at the New York University School of Medicine. His primary interest is to understand how reshaping the electric fields in the cochlea can provide better spectral resolution (and therefore better speech performance in noise) in cochlear implant patients. Other topics of interest include understanding the relative contributions of spectral and temporal cues to auditory processing, the function of the cochlear apex, as well as bilateral integration with combined electric and acoustic stimulation. He has been working on using this information to develop new sound processing strategies to provide improved sound quality, speech in noise understanding, and information transfer to cochlear implant users.