Academic Faculty


Ozmeral, Erol J., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor 

Phone: 813.974.9778
CSD Office: PCD 4008
Lab Office: BPB 210C

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Lab: Auditory Neurosciences & Technology Lab

Dr. Ozmeral joined CSD in 2013 as a postdoc, and he is currently the director of the Auditory Neurosciences & Technology Laboratory at the Global Center for Hearing and Speech Research. Dr. Ozmeral is a cognitive neuroscientist with expertise in psychoacoustics and electrophysiology. He has primarily led research on the behavioral and neural mechanisms associated with sensorineural hearing loss across the adult lifespan. His research interests are in cognitive aging, speech perception, spatial attention, and emerging technologies in hearing instruments, including brain-computer interfaces. Erol is currently funded by the NIH as well as the hearing aid and commercial hearing device industry.

Postdoc (Comm Sciences and Disorders) University of South Florida 2013-2017
Ph.D. (Cognitive Psychology) University of North Carolina 2013
M.A. (Cognitive Psychology) University of North Carolina 2011
M.A. (Cognitive and Neural Systems) Boston University 2007
B.S. (Biomedical Engineering) Boston University 2004


  • SPA 6340 | Principles in Amplification I

  • SPA 4901 | Research Methods in CSD

  • SPA 5120 | Psychoacoustics

  • SPA 7332 | Advanced Electrophysiology

  • SPA 7931 | Seminar in Computational Methods: Introduction to MATLAB
  • SPA 7931 | Seminar in Advanced Auditory Perception

Recent Scholarly Activity

  • Cherri, D., Eddins, D.A., & Ozmeral, E.J. (in review). Individual differences and auditory perceptual profiles among individuals with normal hearing and hearing loss.

  • Cherri, D. Ozmeral, E.J., Gallun, F.J., Seitz, A., & Eddins, D.A. (in review). Feasibility and efficacy of an abbreviated psychophysical and cognitive battery.

  • Higgins, N.C., Pupo, D., Ozmeral, E.J., & Eddins, D.A. (2023). Head movement and its relation to hearing. Frontiers in Psychology. 14:1183303

  • Ozmeral, E.J. & Menon, K.N. (2023). Selective auditory attention modulates cortical responses to sound location change for speech in quiet and in babble. PlosOne. 18(1):e0268932

  • Eddins, A.C., Ozmeral, E.J., & Eddins, D.A. (2023). Aging alters across-hemisphere cortical dynamics during binaural temporal processing. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 16:1060172

  • Ozmeral, E.J. & Higgins, N.C. (2022). Defining functional spatial boundaries using a spatial release from masking task. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America – Express Letters. 2(12), 124402.

  • Park, Y., Anand, S., Ozmeral, E.J., Shrivastav, R., & Eddins, D.A. (2022). Predicting perceived vocal roughness using a bio-inspired computational model of auditory temporal envelope processing. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 65(8):2748-58.

  • Lertpoompunya, A., Ozmeral, E.J., Higgins, N.C., Eddins, A.C., & Eddins, D.A. (2022). Large individual differences in binaural sensitivity are represented in pre-attentive responses from auditory cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology. 127(3): 660-672

  • Ozmeral, E.J., Eddins, D.A., & Eddins, A.C. (2021). Selective auditory attention modulates cortical responses to sound-location change in younger and older adults. Journal of Neurophysiology. 126(3), 803-815.

  • Yellamsettty, A.; Ozmeral., E.J., Budinsky, R.A. & Eddins, D.A. (2021). A comparison of environment classification among premium hearing instruments. Trends in Hearing. 25, 1-14.

  • Ozmeral, E.J., Hoover, E.C., Gabbidon, P., & Eddins, D.A. (2020). Development of the Continuous Number Identification Test (CNIT): Feasibility of dynamic assessment of speech intelligibility. International Journal of Audiology. 59(6), 434-442.